Chelsea versus Liverpool took a turn for the worse after one play.
Whether you believe in momentum in sports or not, there is one thing for sure. Specific plays tend to have a domino effect that leads to euphoric streaks and catastrophic collapses. On Sunday, a foul by James Milner with less than 5 minutes in regular time in the first half opened the flood gates. As a result, Chelsea was awarded a promising free-kick. That of which they capitalized upon with a stroke of luck on their side as well.
Kovacic’s incredible volley opened up the scoring for the home side at Stamford Bridge, and from there – the Reds were reeling to make it to halftime. But, unfortunately, the Lions were not done scoring quite yet.
The Reds’ midfield was exposed once more on Sunday.
Credit to Kovacic on the first score of the game, it was an incredible volley, and no keeper in the world could do anything about it. However, the reckless foul by midfielder James Milner leading up to the free-kick was preventable. Subsequently, teammate Jordan Henderson’s lack of action led to the game becoming level in stoppage time just before the halftime whistle blew.
A promising early lead for Liverpool was erased in part to a midfield that must be addressed sooner rather than later. After a riveting first half, the second portion of the game did not live up to its counterpart.