Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool
Premier League (29), Stamford Bridge
April 4, 2023
Jurgen Klopp made six changes for the trip to Stamford Bridge and it was no surprise that Liverpool began the game disjointed and easy to carve open.
Chelsea were the dominant side for much of the first half, and a brilliant Reece James volley looked to have put them ahead, only for the linesman’s flag to overrule him with Enzo Fernandez offside.
Neither team showed any consistent quality, though, with Kai Havertz woeful up front for Chelsea and a handful of Liverpool players failing to complete simple passes.
HT: Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool
The ball was then in the back of the net as Havertz saw his shot blocked and then rebound off him and in, only to be ruled out for handball.
There was never really a spark for Liverpool – nor, in truth, Chelsea – and unsurprisingly the fixture faded out for a fourth successive 0-0 draw between the two sides.
TIA Man of the Match: Ibrahima Konate
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Chelsea: Kepa; Fofana, Koulibaly, Cucurella; James, Kante (Gallagher 69′), Fernandez, Kovacic, Chilwell (Mudryk 78′); Felix, Havertz (Sterling 85′)
Subs not used: Mendy, Badiashile, Loftus-Cheek, Mount, Madueke, Pulisic
Subs not used: Kelleher, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold, Arthur, Carvalho