Chelsea not overly reliant on Hazard - Sarri

Chelsea knocks out Liverpool

Chelsea knocks out Liverpool

Eden Hazard had a superb message to Daniel Sturridge in the Stamford Bridge tunnel after Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Liverpool. There lies a testament to Sarri's influence in less than three months that Chelsea efficiently countered Liverpool's press with their own style of play - netting the first goal of the game with some incredible first-touch football. "We are trying to enjoy", Luiz said.

'He gives us a lot of confidence. He gives us the details about the game. And also as a human he's a fantastic person'.

"You have to try to do this with a big smile".

The clash also pitted the world's two most expensive goalkeepers against one another and both Kepa Arrizabalaga and Alisson Becker showed why so many millions were invested in their services.

Luiz fell out with Conte last term and only made nine league starts all season but the Brazilian has bounced back in style this campaign, with the Blues only conceding five goals in the English top flight.

Belgium global Eden Hazard scored the first goal for Chelsea in the 25th minute after being assisted by Mateo Kovacic.

At the beginning of last season, Salah missed a hatful of chances and it wasn't until mid-October that we saw the incredible finishing ability of the winger. "Let's continue to play".

Mark Lawrenson does not believe Chelsea have enough goals in their team to challenge Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title.

A win would have put Chelsea second in the table, above Liverpool and level on points with leaders Manchester City.

Liverpool were carved open again midway through the first half, with Mateo Kovacic picking out Eden Hazard perfectly, and the in-form forward finished from a tight angle to put Chelsea in front.

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