Not Van Dijk, this is the best rock in the Chelsea – Liverpool match
28 Th2 2022 | 14:46
Chelsea and Liverpool really gave a spectacular performance for the fans at Wembley last night.
Tuchel speaks after the loss to Liverpool
As usual, whenever they encounter each other in any arena, Chelsea and Liverpool still give fans a fiery match.
In total, there were 4 times when the nets of the two teams were shaken, but in the end, no goals were recognized.
In the end, the match had to go to a penalty shootout full of luck, and this is also where the turning point happened.
Coach Thomas Tuchel put his full faith in Kepa Arrizabalaga’s penalty ability and decided to withdraw Edouard Mendy from the field, even though the Senegal goalkeeper was experiencing an extremely excellent match.
However, not only could not return the faith from Tuchel, but Kepa also directly offered the trophy to Liverpool when he missed the decisive penalty.
Despite losing, it cannot be denied that Chelsea had a good game, especially in defence. In which, Thiago Silva is probably the name that deserves the most praise.
At the age of 37, Silva still shows himself as one of the best central defenders in the world with his composure and precision in every ball handling and defensive action.
Statistics from Sofascore show that Silva had up to 12 situations to relieve the siege in this match, he also made important contributions to the process of building Chelsea’s play with 91 touches, 70 passes and 10 passes. exact length.
Above all, the Brazilian star showed his superior defensive ability with 1 tackle, 3 interceptions, 6 successful ball disputes and blocked 2 shots from Liverpool. It is worth mentioning, Silva did not have any foul situations during the official 90 minutes.
Overcoming both Antonio Rudiger or Virgil Van Dijk, Silva is the center-back scored by Sofascore the most in this match (8.4) – only two other players, Trent Alexander-Arnold (8.5) and Kelleher (8.5) 8.5).