Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah could be excused for celebrating a little more loudly than normal if he scores against Chelsea in the standout clash in the Premier League this weekend.
The Egypt global struggled to break into the squad at Chelsea and was loaned out to Fiorentina and Roma, before making his switch to Roma permanent.
Conte should recall Alvaro Morata after starting him on the bench on Wednesday night at Qarabag, but he came on for Eden Hazard with 25 minutes to go, giving the Belgian a bit of a breather.
Moreno has been the fall guy for a lot of frustration from Liverpool fans over the past couple of years, but this campaign he’s been truly impressive – until that game this week.
The Express report Nevin said: “The key thing with Salah first time round at Chelsea was that he was a year or two younger and still learning the game”. I don’t like to find excuses.
Chelsea also had 24 hours’ less recovery time when they tackled City in late September, three days after a hard-fought 2-1 win away to Atletico Madrid, and were thoroughly second-best in a 1-0 defeat.
The Italian explained: “I wanted to try a new look but yesterday my daughter killed me because she said to me: ‘But Daddy, you look older with the beard'”.
“You need a chance and he took his chance at Fiorentina, so he did everything that you have to do when you are not playing”. I think that the first half, the way we went into the game, we have to go into the second half [like that] too. But any changes would not come into effect until the 2019-20 season and, in any case, there is no great appetite to radically alter the package structure for fear of diluting its value.
Providing Liverpool do get their tactics right, I can envisage both sides scoring but I just keep coming back to their defensive frailties and can see Chelsea coming out on top in an entertaining encounter.
Liverpool will be looking for players such as Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho to inspire them to victory on Saturday.