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Alberto Moreno's woes and more Champions League talking points

24 Novembre 2017

"And I think all of the players, we all switched off a little bit and we thought that at 3-0 it was going to be a little bit difficult for the opposition (to come back)", the 25-year-old Brazilian conceded.

15 of Chelsea's Premier League goals have been scored by Spanish players this season - only two teams in the Spanish Liga have seen more of their goals scored by Spaniards than this tally in 2017-18; Real Sociedad (18) and Valencia (16).

Kante and Bakayoko should start in the central midfield and the likes of Zappacosta and Alonso should start in the wing-back positions.

"It's good to have friends in this world because in football you can't have a lot of friends".

"Hope AC Milan watched it", Ben Yedder posted on Twitter in reference to Liverpool's famous comeback from a 3-0 halftime deficit to win the 2005 Champions League final against the Italians.

Sevilla attacked with purpose, but Loris Karius made sure he keeps his post clean, at least for the first half. Experiences from the Europa League Final, with Liverpool fans allegedly getting into Sevilla's sector, were said to have led to concern among security forces.

Ryan Sessegnon was linked with a move to Liverpool in the summer [the Evening Standard reported] and last night he produced the best performance of his career.

Nemanja Matic
GETTYNemanja Matic has been a huge miss for Chelsea alongside N'Golo Kante

And that they did, as in the third minute of stoppage time, Guido Pizarro popped up to complete the turnaround, ensuring the points were shared.

"He has quality but in that period I remember we had me, Willian, Oscar, so for him it was not easy".

The Reds looked to be coasting into the knockout stage for the first time since 2009 as two goals from Roberto Firmino and one from Sadio Mane put them in total control.

Much of last season's success was founded upon the time afforded to Conte between games to teach his squad exactly how he wanted them to play.

Klopp's problem is that he does not possess the midfielders to control a game and shut it down when required.

"In training he did everything". The clock was ticking and time was running out. Drinkwater can fill gaps in his neat and tidy manner and he has enabled the manager to give preferred midfielders time off without standards noticeably slipping.

Then there are the question marks over whether midfield anchorman Jordan Henderson is providing enough of a defensive barrier in front of the back four, or if the captain needs an extra deep-lying player alongside him.

Alberto Moreno's woes and more Champions League talking points