Blues still 9 points clear of 2nd place Tottenham
Internet Desk: Premier League leaders Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday. It was the Blues who took the lead in the 25thminute of the match through David Luiz while Georginio Wijnaldum came to Liverpool’s rescue as the midfielder equalised with a 57th minute header from James Milner’s cross.
Antonio Conte’s side should have got the winner as they were awarded a spot kick by the referee in the 76th minute of the match. But Diego Costa failed to convert from the spot-kick. The Spanish striker’s shot was pushed away by Mignolet as the ‘keeper made amends for his earlier error.
The Blues have now finished without three points, but are still nine points clear of second placed Tottenham. The London based club’s dream run of winning 13 matches consecutively came to an end. It was also the second time in their last 17 league games that the Blues have failed to secure the full points.
“It’s a pity Diego missed the penalty, but we must be happy with the result and the performance because it is not easy to play away at Liverpool,” Conte said at the post match press conference.
Fourth placed Liverpool, 10 points behind Chelsea, have only won one of their last nine matches in all competitions, but their battling display at least partially eased the pain of Saturday’s FA Cup embarrassment against second tier Wolves.
“I’m not sure happy is the right word, but I’m proud because the boys did outstanding things against a really good side,” Reds boss Jurgen Klopp said.