▲ Liverpool and Chelsea’s first showdown of the season following a tedious battle
▲ Last season’s two consecutive draws, followed by a draw in the first three league matches ▲ Chelsea’s
recent six away matches without a win in a row / Worst away record since September 2015
▲ The highlight is Ukraine Mihailo Mudrik
[Goal.com] Reporter Park Moon-soo = I did it just in case, but it was as expected. Chelsea and Liverpool’s first meeting of the season was a 0-0 draw. The two teams, who were having the worst season together, avoided the worst of defeat, but continued their sluggishness by only acquiring one point.
Chelsea and Liverpool drew 0-0 in the ‘2022/23 season Premier League Round 21’ held at ‘Anfield’ on the afternoon of the 21st (Korean time).
Both teams have been performing below expectations this season. It was the same in this match. Liverpool could not manage the game properly due to the anxiety of the midfield. He came back to life in the second half, but couldn’t break through the Chelsea defense.
Chelsea, suffering from the evil spirit of injury, also fell short of expectations. In terms of statistics, he was ahead of Liverpool, but the most important goal was not scored. For reference, this game also recorded a draw, and Chelsea recorded 3 draws and 3 losses in the last 6 away matches. It was the worst away performance since Mourinho in September 2015. Mourinho, who led Chelsea to the championship the previous season, was sacked during the season.
The same goes for Liverpool’s slump. They have avoided a third straight loss, but are suffering from a goal drought as they have not been able to score in three straight games for the first time since March 2021.
Instead, one highlight of this match was enough. It’s Chelsea Divine Moudrik. After coming on as a substitute in the second half, Moudrik won a decision victory over Premier League veteran James Milner using his quick movements as a weapon. For reference, Milner is the only active player to have played more than 600 Premier League games. In terms of overall ranking, he ranks fourth in the number of appearances of all time.
In the 10th minute of the second half, coach Porter replaced midfielder Lewis Hall with Moudrik. In the process, Moudrik moved to the left flank and Gallagher moved to midfield.
As it was a 0-0 game, there were no goals or assists. Instead, Mudrik has been a hope for Chelsea, showing off his presence from the first game of the Premier League, the world’s best league. It was a game that proved a little bit why Chelsea paid a huge transfer fee for Mudrik.
In the 19th minute of the second half, Moudrik took advantage of the loosening of the Liverpool defense and received the ball from Cucurella on the left side of the box, and broke the Liverpool defense with a momentary change of direction through a one-two pass with a teammate. Afterwards, he tried to shoot, but missed his debut goal opportunity as it came out of the side net. He didn’t score a goal, but his threatening moves stood out instead. 헤라카지노
In the 21st minute of the second half, a momentary breakthrough shook the Liverpool defense. After Moudrik’s quick breakthrough, veteran Milner attempted a tackle to break the flow and was cautioned. In the 30th minute of the second half, Ziyech threw the ball from the left and attempted a shot, but it did not hit his feet.
Even in the 38th minute of the second half, Moudrik attacked the Liverpool defense once again with his instantaneous speed as a weapon. However, this time it was blocked by the rain of Lake Konate.
After the match, Mudrik received a rating of 7.1 from ‘Pot Mob’, a football statistics media. It was the second highest rating after Havertz among Chelsea’s attacking staff. His pass accuracy was 93%, and he succeeded in 2 out of 3 dribbles. All three tackle attempts were successful. It received a rating of 6.8 on Whoscored.com. It is the second highest rating after Havertz.
Since his Shakhtar days, Mudrik has been called the Neymar of Ukraine. In this match as well, he performed well against Liverpool with sharp dribbling as a weapon like Neymar. It is a resource that is expected more in the future as it has just settled in the Premier League. Although he failed to achieve the attack point, he was able to show his presence in front of the fans.