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Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea: Resilient 10-man Blues Secure Draw at Anfield

Ten-man Chelsea survived a strong second half from Liverpool to leave Anfield with a point on Saturday, securing a 1-1 draw despite Reece James being sent off. Kai Havertz had

Ten-man Chelsea survived a strong second half from Liverpool to leave Anfield with a point on Saturday, securing a 1-1 draw despite Reece James being sent off.

Kai Havertz had opened the scoring for Thomas Tuchel’s side before Mohamed Salah converted a penalty towards the end of the first half.

James whipped a corner into the Liverpool box on 22 minutes which Havertz flicked into the net for the match’s opening goal.

However, Chelsea were left on the back foot three minutes into added time at the end of the first half when James handled the ball on the line after a Sadio Mane shot.

Referee Anthony Taylor consulted VAR and the 21-year-old was sent off for preventing a goal chance with his arm.

There were fiery exchanges between both sides after the sending off with Edouard Mendy and Antonio Rudiger both receiving yellow cards.

Liverpool dominated possession in the second half but couldn’t find a winning goal.

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