Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea: Tony Cascarino slams Blues for ‘playing with a small-club mentality’ at Anfield


Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea: Tony Cascarino slams Blues for ‘playing with a small-club mentality’ at Anfield

Chelsea ‘played with a small-club mentality’ during Sunday’s visit to Liverpool, which ended in a 2-0 defeat for Maurizio Sarri’s side.

Aside from a 10-minute spell after the Reds scored their second goal – a truly superb strike from Mohamed Salah – in which Chelsea dominated, the Blues were emphatically outplayed by their Anfield opponents.

Liverpool continued their march to the title with a superb defeat of Chelsea

Only the brilliant goalkeeping of Kepa prevented Jurgen Klopp’s side taking an earlier lead, and when Sadio Mane netted the opening goal with a close-range header there was no way back for the Blues.

Salah’s strike, which flew past Kepa two minutes later, guaranteed the hosts a valuable three points that returned them to the top of the Premier League table.

Eden Hazard burst to life after Salah scored and missed two glorious chances, hitting the post then being denied by Alisson, but that was the only threat Chelsea posed throughout a lax and lethargic performance.