Liverpool 3-2 Chelsea (5-4 on pens): 5 Hits and Flops

Adrian celebrates with teammates after thwarting Tammy Abraham from the spot during their shootout win

Adrian was an unlikely hero on his first Liverpool start, producing the all-important penalty save in the shootout to deny Tammy Abraham and secure the UEFA Super Cup trophy for Jurgen Klopp’s men on a humid evening in Istanbul overnight. Continue reading

Watford 4-1 Chelsea: Doucoure and Deulofeu shine as Hornets thump struggling Blues

In a match both sides needed to win, a gutsy Watford prevailed after Troy Deeney’s well-taken penalty on the stroke of half-time. Chelsea for all their quality, had a numerical disadvantage for an hour after Tiemoue Bakayoko was dismissed after two sloppy bookings in five minutes and struggled to contend with the hosts’ continuous pressure as time wore on, before an action-packed ten minute spell where four goals were scored.  Continue reading