Chelsea and Liverpool showed it will be no procession for Man City

Chelsea vs Liverpool Detailed match preview

Chelsea took the lead through Hazard at Stamford Bridge, but were pegged back at the death when Daniel Sturridge hit a sublime 25-yard strike.

Sturridge's equaliser two minutes from time was a decisive impact from the forward who chalked up his 50th league goal for the Reds, having also scored against his former side in the League Cup in midweek.

It was an exciting opening to the game as both sides were keen to get the ball forward with Mohamed Salah and Willian among the players to waste decent chances during the opening twenty minutes. After battling injury issues and seemingly losing his spot in the squad, he comes back and scores against Chelsea twice in a week and this one gets style points.

Belgium global Eden Hazard, who netted for the Blues, is the Premier League's top scorer this season with six goals - he has managed those from just nine shots on target. "It's all good with the result".

Liverpool were the last team to have a 100 per cent record in the top flight this season before Saturday, but they now sit behind Manchester City, who saw off Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 earlier on Saturday, on goal difference. If we play like we do tonight we'll win football games'. He's in the best shape since I've known him.

"I'm really very happy with the defensive performance of Hazard today, especially in the second half", Sarri told a post-match news conference.

"I think we made one mistake in the game leading to their goal. It's really OK. We have to deal with the situation but it is not hard".

"We gave them one proper chance, they used it and we didn't use ours".

Jurgen Klopp threw on Xherdan Shaqiri for Salah, while the Blues introduced Alvaro Morata and Victor Moses for the final 20 minutes.

"It's always tactical", Klopp said of his decision to remove the player.

"When you look at this Liverpool side and Alonso, for example, I can see the space being exploited". He [Sarri] knows his team are going to be up against it because any defence that has got David Luiz in it that's getting attacked from the wings, you've got a great chance of scoring goals. He wants to score in these situations. It's not that you wake up in the morning and you can't finish and you can't ride a bike any more.

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