Liverpool vs Chelsea (1-2) – Man of The Match Analysis
After a frustrating night in the UEFA Champions League midweek, it was all on Chelsea as a daunting trip of Anfield to face Liverpool awaits them in the Barclays Premier League.
This time Blues played for the pride with much more attack showing more hunger unlike the last time where the deep defending was good enough to secure the 3 points.
Hence, it is the time to present the man of the match, and it is Steven Gerrard. Had he slipped again? Oops! Just kidding it is Blues new star striker Diego Costa. Chelsea recorded 2-1 win after going 1 goal down after Emre Can’s opener which was equalized by Gary Cahill with Costa sending home the winner in the 67th minute to seal the victory.
Costa: The new recruit
Chelsea used to be a graveyard for strikers actually not, but some thinks so with Didier Drogba being exceptional. Against all the odds, the new man has settled well in the rejuvenated Chelsea side sooner than expected.
Costa: The replacement
Costa has replaced the unlucky Fernando Torres who is plying his trade in Milan on loan. Stats will be of much more help as Costa netted his 10th goal in blue in just nine appearances at the Anfield compared to 52 games Torres needed for the same.
Costa: The fighter
No one can forget the aggressive nature of the new man as he himself labeled the football field as battleship at least for him. He never made Martin Skrtel’s life easy on the field with continuous bullying and exchange of arguments over the match for which he was booked too in later stages.
Costa: The missing piece of the jigsaw
Last season witnessed Chelsea were inch closed to the infamous Premier League title and the only reason was the inconsistent form of the strikers back then. But looking at the recent run of the Spaniard it feels that Chelsea are already running away with the title.
Jose Mourinho feels that Diego Costa is not fully fit, and the much-welcomed omission of the striker from the national duties will him recover his best form once again.