They counted the three points and after an afternoon of suffering, Olivier Giroud's goal was enough to overcome Liverpool, fresh to access the Kiev 2018 final, giving Chelsea a vital victory for his Champions League hopes. Antonio Conte's band is now less than 2 from Tottenham and less than 3 from the Reds of Jurgen Klopp (an extra gra, but clearly better goal difference), surpassed in this afternoon of Mediterranean heat thanks to the head-on to the 33 'of the French striker. The former Arsenal bomber is proving decisive in this season finale. From the rifless shotgun to Southampton on April 14, his crescendo led the Blues.
Liverpool, with Alexander-Arnold advanced in midfield and Henderson resting on the bench, started better, immediately engaging Courtois with Firmino (3 ') and touching the goal with Mané (24'). The Senegalese, inspired, he pulled twice within a few seconds to half an hour, but Chelsea has reacted with a pitched dive of Bakayoko and found the goal with Giroud in the 33 ': Moses cross and stunning shot of the French . Fabregas almost touched 2-0 on the wheel.Take a look at these free vox betting tips.
The recovery was a monologue of Liverpool: the Reds placed the tents in the half court of Chelsea and Conte lost his voice to call his order. Klopp tried to give the shock, first inserting Henderson - with the return of Alexander-Arnold on the defensive line -, then with the entry of Solanke, product of the Blues youth sector. Just the young striker has had the chance to equalize at 88 'and 94'. Chelsea raised their voices in the 79th minute, with a spectacular volley from Alonso on Moses' cross: if the Spaniard had scored, Stamford would have collapsed. After 4 'of recovery and the stadium with bated breath, Taylor sent everyone in the shower. Chelsea is alive and well: the best answer to those who wanted to send Conte home and still think it's a good idea to change coach for next season.
In the other matches of the day, a very valuable 0-0 against Huddersfield at Etihad Stadium against Manchester City, already a champion and rather relaxed. Arsenal blinds the 5th place of the Burnley assault by overwhelming him of networks all'Emirates: 5-0 signed by Aubameyang (double), Lacazette, Kolasinac and Iwobi. A nice present to Arsene Wenger, celebrated by the Gunners and rewarded before the kick-off.