Bruno Saltor, the temporary Chelsea manager who has stepped in following the sacking of Graham Potter, should be pleased with standard of defending his team displayed tonight helping secure a point in his first game in charge, but it may also be difficult to accept the numerous missed opportunities throughout the game against an out-of-form Liverpool side.
Within the first 10 minutes of the game, Felix and Kovacic had individual opportunities to score two, but their attempts were prevented by the last-gasp defending of Konate and Matip, denying any opener. After losing 4-1 to Manchester City, Jurgen Klopp opted to make six changes to Liverpool's starting lineup. While this may have contributed to their lacklustre start in the game, their poor defence cannot be excused. The Reds were fortunate to avoid conceding twice due to disallowed goals from Reece James and Kai Havertz. James' goal was ruled offside while Havertz's was disallowed for handball.