Even in the aftermath of Chelsea’s resilient second-half defensive display at Anfield following Reece James dismissal, there was still a nagging feeling the Blues had missed an opportunity.
In the first half Chelsea’s new-look front three of Mason Mount, Kai Havertz and Romelu Lukaku at times terrorized the Liverpool defence, only to come away with one goal from a set-piece. The feeling of missed opportunity has been a regular theme in recent seasons and has to become a thing of the past if Chelsea hopes to seriously challenge for the Premier League title.
Chelsea’s MLH – which I discovered is the abbreviation to a company called ‘Major League Hacking’ in Manhattan which sets up student hackathons. For the purposes of this piece, Tuchel has a lot of reason to believe Mount, Lukaku and Havertz can hack a lot of Premier League defences this season.
Context should be given in defence of these early growing pains, Chelsea are only 3 games into their Premier League season. For Mount, Lukaku and Havertz the draw at Liverpool was only the second outing for the trio – Mount was the only one to start all three of the league contests so far.