Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Chelsea should have focused less on their opponents and more on themselves ahead of and during Friday Night Football.
Chelsea were thoroughly outplayed during the first half of their 2-1 defeat to the Reds as Dejan Lovren and Jordan Henderson capitalised.
The Blues improved after the break and were rewarded on the scoreboard through a Diego Costa goal.
However, Antonio Conte’s side had left themselves too much to do as a consequence of their poor start.
And Carragher thinks that bad start was down to a poor approach.
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Carragher has suggested that Chelsea were too concerned with Liverpool’s good form, hinting that the Blues might even have been a little scared.
He told Sky Sports: “It felt like Chelsea came into the game obsessed about Liverpool and forgot about their own game. They were frightened to actually go and play.”
Carra has a point. Liverpool have looked good this season, but – before Chelsea’s form had been even better, before tonight. So, they should not have been scared.
This was Chelsea’s first loss of the season, while it was Liverpool’s third win.
Although it’s early, Liverpool look like genuine title contenders, having already beaten Arsenal, Leicester and Chelsea.
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