Mason Mount scores for Chelsea at Liverpool
Mason Mount has three goals in eight Premier League appearances under Thomas Tuchel, after scoring two in 18 under previous boss Frank Lampard this season

Chelsea strengthened their case for Champions League qualification and harmed champions Liverpool’s own top-four hopes as Mason Mount’s goal gave them victory at Anfield.

The Blues were the better side and had an early Timo Werner finish disallowed by the video assistant referee for a fractional offside.

But Mount did give them the lead before the break, cutting inside for a low finish.

Liverpool felt they should have had a penalty, but N’Golo Kante was ruled not to have handled on purpose in the box.

Chelsea, who are now 10 games unbeaten under Thomas Tuchel, move up to fourth in the Premier League, with 47 points from 27 games.

Liverpool, who have now lost five in a row at home in the Premier League having not suffered defeat in 68 games at Anfield before that, are four points worse off in seventh.

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Liverpool

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameAlisson
    Average rating

    4.12

  2. Squad number66Player nameAlexander-Arnold
    Average rating

    3.56

  3. Squad number3Player nameFabinho
    Average rating

    3.71

  4. Squad number19Player nameKabak
    Average rating

    3.72

  5. Squad number26Player nameRobertson
    Average rating

    3.68

  6. Squad number6Player nameThiago Alcántara
    Average rating

    3.42

  7. Squad number5Player nameWijnaldum
    Average rating

    3.70

  8. Squad number17Player nameJones
    Average rating

    3.81

  9. Squad number11Player nameMohamed Salah
    Average rating

    3.96

  10. Squad number9Player nameRoberto Firmino
    Average rating

    3.27

  11. Squad number10Player nameMané
    Average rating

    3.55

Substitutes

  1. Squad number7Player nameMilner
    Average rating

    3.98

  2. Squad number15Player nameOxlade-Chamberlain
    Average rating

    3.52

  3. Squad number20Player nameDiogo Jota
    Average rating

    4.40

Chelsea

Starting XI

  1. Squad number16Player nameMendy

    Average rating

    7.47

  2. Squad number28Player nameAzpilicueta

    Average rating

    7.38

  3. Squad number4Player nameChristensen

    Average rating

    7.90

  4. Squad number2Player nameRüdiger

    Average rating

    7.54

  5. Squad number24Player nameJames

    Average rating

    7.31

  6. Squad number7Player nameKanté

    Average rating

    7.76

  7. Squad number5Player nameJorginho

    Average rating

    7.25

  8. Squad number21Player nameChilwell

    Average rating

    7.25

  9. Squad number22Player nameZiyech

    Average rating

    6.79

  10. Squad number19Player nameMount

    Average rating

    8.45

  11. Squad number11Player nameWerner

    Average rating

    7.68

Substitutes

  1. Squad number10Player namePulisic

    Average rating

    6.69

  2. Squad number17Player nameKovacic

    Average rating

    6.63

  3. Squad number29Player nameHavertz

    Average rating

    6.05

Line-ups

Liverpool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Alisson
  • 66Alexander-Arnold
  • 3Fabinho
  • 19Kabak
  • 26Robertson
  • 6Thiago AlcántaraSubstituted forMilnerat 80′minutes
  • 5Wijnaldum
  • 17JonesSubstituted forJotaat 62′minutes
  • 11SalahSubstituted forOxlade-Chamberlainat 62′minutes
  • 9Firmino
  • 10Mané

Substitutes

  • 7Milner
  • 8Keita
  • 13Adrián
  • 15Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • 20Jota
  • 23Shaqiri
  • 27Origi
  • 46R Williams
  • 76N Williams

Chelsea

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 16Mendy
  • 28Azpilicueta
  • 4Christensen
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 24James
  • 7Kanté
  • 5Jorginho
  • 21Chilwell
  • 22ZiyechSubstituted forPulisicat 66′minutes
  • 19MountSubstituted forKovacicat 81′minutes
  • 11WernerSubstituted forHavertzat 90+1′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Arrizabalaga
  • 3Alonso
  • 10Pulisic
  • 15Zouma
  • 17Kovacic
  • 18Giroud
  • 20Hudson-Odoi
  • 29Havertz
  • 33Emerson

Referee:
Martin Atkinson

Match Stats

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Liverpool 0, Chelsea 1.

  2. Second Half ends, Liverpool 0, Chelsea 1.

  3. Substitution, Chelsea. Kai Havertz replaces Timo Werner.

  4. Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Andreas Christensen.

  5. Sadio Mané (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Foul by Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea).

  7. Foul by James Milner (Liverpool).

  8. Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Foul by Sadio Mané (Liverpool).

  10. Andreas Christensen (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Attempt saved. Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold.

  12. Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by César Azpilicueta.

  13. Substitution, Chelsea. Mateo Kovacic replaces Mason Mount.

  14. Substitution, Liverpool. James Milner replaces Thiago.

  15. Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Alisson.

  16. Attempt saved. Timo Werner (Chelsea) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mason Mount.

  17. Foul by Roberto Firmino (Liverpool).

  18. Jorginho (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Jorginho.

  20. Sadio Mané (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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