Senegalese international, Sadio Mane, grabbed a brace as Liverpool defeated Chelsea at Stanford Bridge on Sunday evening.
Mane’s goals just after halftime eased champions Liverpool to a 2-0 win over 10-man Chelsea in the Premier League season’s first heavyweight clash.
Chelsea managed only one goal attempt in the first half but were solid enough until Danish defender Andreas Christensen was sent off shortly before the interval for hauling down Mane.
Mane headed Liverpool in front five minutes after the interval and four minutes later took advantage of a dreadful error by Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga as the hosts crumbled.
New signing Thiago Alcantara got his debut as a substitute in the 46th minute. He almost gave Chelsea a lifeline in the 73rd minute by fouling Timo Werner to concede a penalty.
But Jorginho’s effort was saved by the otherwise redundant Alisson Becker to spare Liverpool any late tension.
Liverpool have won both their opening games while Chelsea have three points.
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