Klopp warns Salah against getting a reputation for diving

Share

Former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy admits he did not know if the Blues were capable of such a performance as the one they produced to beat Liverpool 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

However, the supporters on Twitter were angry with the performance of Nathaniel Clyne, stating that they had felt the England worldwide was no longer good enough to play for them anymore.

Antonio Conte is happy that Chelsea are still "fighting until the end" after a hard season for last season's champions. Did I think it would happen? 3-0 win, enjoy the sun, then forget about Brighton and prepare for the final.

"He can do much better, and he will score again, but today was not a game for [him]". "That's not what I want to see, that's not what he wants to do". On Wednesday, Chelsea have a game in hand over the Merseysiders at home to Huddersfield Town as they bid to set up a thrilling final day next Sunday. "It was the same with (Antonio) Rudiger today", Klopp told reporters at his post-match press conference.

With Chelsea largely happy to sit back, protect their lead and look for opportunities on the counter, there was a lack of intensity to Liverpool's play and they struggled to create any clear openings.

But while Chelsea are the outsiders, they are also the form horse in the race.

Saturday's 1-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion should be as much of a concern to Pochettino as Harry Kane's recent loss of form.

Despite Chelsea and Spurs having a game in hand Liverpool have a superior goal difference and are still favourites to progress.

With only one win in their last five league games, third placed Liverpool have made their top four status an unnecessarily tense affair.

For Chelsea, though, the objective is clear and uncomplicated.

"Usually when you play a must-win game it is not easy because it's normal to be a bit nervous", Blues boss Conte said.

Share