Premier League hits and misses: Thomas Tuchel wins the bigger battle with Romelu Lukaku, while Mohamed Salah heads off to AFCON with another fine goal

Tuchel’s hand stronger despite draw

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Chelsea’s draw against Liverpool in the Premier League

The gap to Premier League leaders Manchester City is wider than it was before a weekend that was overshadowed, from a Chelsea perspective, by Romelu Lukaku’s explosive interview. But Thomas Tuchel finishes it with his position at the club strengthened.

It was a brave call to omit his best striker from the squad after Lukaku had scored in the previous two matches. When two goals down early on against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, it was easy to imagine the criticism that might have awaited the Chelsea coach.


But his side played with extraordinary energy, pressing with a purpose as they not only came from behind to draw 2-2 with Liverpool but were the better side in the best of games. This was the sort of high-tempo football that supporters – and owners – crave.

Maybe there were moments when a £97m striker would have helped. But Tuchel’s players showed the spirit that is required to thrive in the longer term. He lost out on two points. But he won the argument. His strong leadership should pay off once the fuss dies down.
Adam Bate

Salah reminds Liverpool of what they’ll be missing

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Mohamed Salah fires in a sublime second for Liverpool at Chelsea

The title race may be slipping out of their sights but at least Liverpool supporters can console themselves with the fact the best player in the world right now wears their red shirt.

Mohamed Salah produced another marvellous goal at Stamford Bridge which, at the time, looked like it may keep their Premier League dream alive, before Chelsea’s remarkable comeback.


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Title: Premier League hits and misses: Thomas Tuchel wins the bigger battle with Romelu Lukaku, while Mohamed Salah heads off to AFCON with another fine goal
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Published Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2022 20:30:00 GMT

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