One of the favorites to win the FA Cup was ousted proper earlier than the quarterfinal spherical. On Tuesday night time at Stamford Bridge, Liverpool misplaced 2-Zero to Chelsea within the fifth spherical because of objectives from Willian and Ross Barkley. The Reds, reeling from the 3-Zero loss at Watford on Saturday that snapped the staff’s 44-game unbeaten streak within the Premier League, have now misplaced back-to-back video games and can not seem to discover their constant scoring contact.
A staff used to successful by a number of objectives, Liverpool has not received comfortably in any of its final six video games, shedding three of them, and it struggled mightily towards Frank Lampard’s staff on Tuesday. Liverpool had 5 photographs on aim however all had been saved by a Kepa Arrizabalaga, together with three within the matter of seconds within the first half.
Chelsea acquired a lucky aim 13 minutes in as Adrian didn’t deal with Willian’s rocket shot that went proper at him earlier than Ross Barkley put it away 64 minutes in. The England worldwide was in a position to acquire possession of the ball after incredible defensive work by Pedro, and Barkley marched practically the whole attacking half earlier than drilling a shot previous his defender and previous Adrian. Take a glance:
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp introduced on Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah to try to get again into it, however the Reds lacked precision within the closing third with Chelsea specializing in holding onto the lead, doing is efficiently.
Chelsea was with out N’Golo Kante, Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham, and the Blues additionally misplaced Mateo Kovacic to harm within the first half however managed to dominate a Reds staff even with two photographs hitting the crossbar.
The Blues transfer on to the quarterfinals the place they will discover out their opponent in the course of the draw on Wednesday which is about for 4:50 p.m. ET.
For the Reds, they continue to be in competition within the Champions League and are simply weeks away from probably successful the Premier League title.
Chelsea 2, Liverpool 0 (FT)
⚽ Chelsea – Willian (13′)
⚽ Chelsea – Ross Barkley (64′)