A superb performance from Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Friday night saw the club beat Chelsea 2-1, ending the Blues’ unbeaten start to the season under new manager Antonio Conte in style.
The score line does not reflect the gulf in class between both sides that was seen in the match. Chelsea were soundly defeated, and even though Diego Costa scored a late goal to try and inspire any hopes of a comeback, Chelsea were simply outclassed on the night.
Liverpool passed the ball around their opponents with astounding ease and directness, and when they lost ball, they worked even harder to get it back.
The work-rate put in by Liverpool players in attack and in defense was commendable to say the least. In one such exhilarating passage of play, Liverpool retrieved the ball around their own box, and passed the ball to each other around as if it were merely a training ground exercise.
They proceeded to string together a total of 31 straight passes, before creating a clear chance for their Belgian forward Divock Origi, who was unfortunate not to score then.
The intricacy of that passage of play was a summation of the whole match- Chelsea were never really in the game. Check out the instance in all it’s glory below!