Chelsea were once again let down by their wayward finishing in their first game since Graham Potter’s sacking as Liverpool hung onto a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge.
The head coach was dismissed on Sunday night after the 2-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa, with Bruno Saltor – who admitted before the visit of Jurgen Klopp’s side that he had never even picked a team before – replacing Potter on an interim basis.
But it was a case of the new boss being the same as the old one for Chelsea, who showed the same failings in front of goal that hamstrung Potter’s regime.
The hosts had two goals correctly disallowed either side of half-time and missed the target with a number of other presentable opportunities on their way to a draw that leaves them in the bottom of half of the table, while Liverpool are eighth.
Chelsea travel to Molineux to face Wolves on Saturday – kick-off 3pm – before heading to the Bernabeu to take on Real Madrid in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday April 12 – kick-off 8pm. Meanwhile, Liverpool host Arsenal on Super Sunday