LIVERPOOL – Execution white dots Eden Hazard made the difference in the first 45 minutes at Anfield. While Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool when the two teams clash in the first leg in the Capital One Cup semi-final round of 2014-2015, on Wednesday (01/21/2015).
Throughout the first half of the Blues more often wait to release a counterattack. Initiative to attack so far belong to the Kop, but still a poor idea to spoil the Chelsea defense.
Playing at Anfield and as always singing You‘ll Never Walk Alone accompany the kick–off. The first ball for Liverpool. Coach Brendan Rodgers still use the scheme without a pure striker like in the previous game match. While Jose Mourinho rely Diego Costa as a lone striker, supported by Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas, and Willian.
Already 13 minutes of the game running. Both teams still can mengimbang game opponent. As host of the Reds look more dangerous with fast players prick, but no attempts were very threatening.
Gerrard! The first experiment host arrived at the foot of the captain at minute 14. He was fired speculation from outside the box and pass the Chelsea defender. However Courtois still spry mentip up and only corner kick.
Penalty! The referee pointed to the spot after Emre Can drop Eden Hazard is being accelerated in the 16-meter box. Without hesitation he ran as an executor and goals! His shot lead into the right corner of Simon Mignolet who are unable to perform a rescue, 1-0 to the Blues.
Liverpool responded by increasing the intensity of the attacks. Sterling, Markovic, and Coutinho work together to dismantle the Chelsea defense that looks more waiting to release a counterattack. Until the 30th minute the scoreboard did not change.
Entering the 40th minute, the hosts still encircle the opponent‘s defense and remains hampered by solid walls London Blue. Even at 39 minutes Gerrard should receive a yellow card after stopping forced Hazard.
Until the break, no additional goals that happened at Anfield. Although applying the last game, in fact, the Blues could surpass the host, while this.
Liverpool: Simon Mignolet, Emre Can, Martin Skrtel, Sakho, Lucas Leiva, Jordan Henderson, Steven Gerrard, Moreno, Lazar Markovic, Philippe Coutinho, Raheem Sterling
Chelsea: Thibaut Courtois; Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, John Terry, Filipe Luis; Nemanja Matic, Obi Mikel; Willian, Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard; Diego Costa.