Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard came from the bench to score one of the best goals of the league cup in the modern era. The Belgian international, who was allotted elite status in the FIFA award on Monday with a place in the FIFA Professional Eleven, stole the headlines at Anfield with an individual goal to extend his tally to 6 in the current football season.
The Blues fell a goal down on the night in the second interval as former Chelsea attacker Daniel Sturridge scored a rebound against his former employer after Caballero had denied Keita. Chelsea continued to push for the equalizer in the game, and were eventually rewarded eleven minutes from the game when Emerson brought the game to level terms. Eden Hazard was involved in the build-up as a provided the set-piece. The Belgian dropped a master-stroke five minutes from time as his combination of pace, brilliance and skill was enough to decide the encounter. The Belgian international nutmegged Roberto Firminho at the middle of the park in the buildup before passing the ball to Ceasar Azpilicueta. After receiving the ball from Azpilicueta, the Belgian cut the ball to his right foot by beating Alberto Moreno before releasing a ferocious attempt that left Simon Mignolet helpless.
Interestingly, Chelsea boss Sarri had promised that the Belgian 40 goals in the current football season. The media might have doubted the goal quality of the former Lille attacker, but if Hazard continues with recent exploits, then he might attain or even exceed the goal target set by the Italian tactician.
The victory ensured that the Blues progressed to the next round of the Carabao Cup, while Liverpool crash out of the tournament. Liverpool, however will be presented with an option for revenge when they visit Stamford Bridge in the weekend. Both Parties are still unbeaten in the league, but only the Merseyside club maintains a 100 percent unbeaten stats in the league. Chelsea drew with West Ham last Sunday at London stadium and are currently 3rd in the table.