Oh to be an Everton fan... The Toffees come unstuck yet again, but on the bright side at least the Moyessiah rocked up at the Olympic Stadium and not Goodison Park...
Liverpool 1 Chelsea 1-- A cracking game from start to finish. 1-1 was probably a fair result, as it was a tight game with limited chances. Salah was majestic, Hazard, and Morata again paired up beautifully, and for a neutral it was a very entertaining game.
Gylfi Sigurdsson-- what a shame this goal ended up being nothing more than a consolation in yet another dismal defeat for the Toffees. Sigurdsson picked up the ball, shifted inside and unleashed an unstoppable strike over Fraser Forster that hit the post and the crossbar before nestling over the line.
What is going on with Everton at the moment? It's as if all of their players collectively woke up one morning and forgot how to do the very basic things that allowed them to become professional footballers in the first place. I think that's where they need to start-- go back to basics: focus on keeping it tight and simple at the back, and play people in the right positions. Sigurdsson is not a right winger, Rooney is not a left winger-- so stop playing them there. Inject a bit of pace back into the team with orthodox wingers, and utilize the speed of Calvert-Lewin up front. There is plenty of quality in this team, they just need to find someone who can extract all of that ability out of them.
Player of the weekend:
Mohamed Salah-- He just seems to get better every week doesn't he? I loved everything about his goal against Chelsea-- the little poke through from Oxlade-Chamberlain, and the first touch and composure from Salah were wonderful to watch. He was an absolute menace all game, and the Chelsea defense could not get anywhere near him. It is amazing to think that Chelsea could have had Salah, De Bruyne, and Lukaku in their matchday squad for this game. Lukaku has hit a bit of a dip in form, but Salah and De Bruyne have been the two best players in the league so far this season. Salah in particular is Messi-esque with the ball at his feet. He has that ability to glide past defenders as if they aren't there, and seems to be quicker with the ball than without it. Liverpool have an absolute gem on their hands, and I can't wait to see what greater heights he can hit this season, before he leads Egypt at the World Cup next summer.
Team of the weekend:
Azpilicueta Dunk Christensen Bertrand
Sterling Hughes Loftus-Cheek
Salah Austin Hazard