Chelsea closer to leaders Liverpool, Man City than I thought - Maurizio Sarri

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     Hazard is not even the best player in the Premier League according to Burley

"So I'd say it was between those two but you can't discount Chelsea".

Liverpool missed a number of chances to level things up and it looked like they were going to taste defeat for the first time in the Premier League this season with the ninety minutes nearly up.

Blues defender David Luiz did well to keep the visitors at bay in the 75th minute as he well placed to clear Roberto Firmino's header off the line as the Reds upped the tempo.

Mohamed Salah was always going to struggle to replicate last season's incredible scoring feats for Liverpool, so it's perhaps no surprise that the Egyptian forward is struggling for form right now.

Chelsea sit two points further back after a thrilling encounter, but, like Liverpool, remain unbeaten.

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Liverpool headed into Wednesday's EFL Cup clash at Anfield with a ideal 2018-19 record, but Eden Hazard's late goal sealed a 2-1 win for the Blues to ruin Jurgen Klopp's 100 per cent start.

The draw ended Liverpool's 100% start to the Premier League season - and they finished the day behind defending champions Manchester City on goal difference.

"[To finish] in the first two for me it's very hard, because City and Liverpool are a step forward to us. We deserved a draw, the bare minimum, because we played well, had a lot of chances in the first half and a couple in the second as well, so I think we got what we deserved in the end". His once-clinical form in front of goal evaded him once again against Chelsea as he spurned a number of opportunities with poor finishing and poorer decision-making.

"It's like riding a bike". You need to work for these moments when it's clicking.

Hazard's victor at Anfield this week was a goal that will not quickly be forgotten, but his strike on Saturday deserves nearly as many plaudits given the team move that preceded it. "That's the period he's in, no problem with that". Coming in these situations in the box is really not simple against a quality side like Chelsea, and we still did it like six or seven times.

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