Ten-man Chelsea hold Liverpool

Ten-man Chelsea hold Liverpool

Liverpool's Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk (left) vies with Chelsea's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku during the English Premier League match at Anfield in Liverpool, England on August 28, 2021.

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Liverpool, UK

Chelsea held out with 10 men for the entire second-half to frustrate Liverpool as the first heavyweight clash of the Premier League season between two title contenders ended 1-1 at Anfield on Saturday.

Kai Havertz's looping header put the visitors in front before Reece James was sent-off in first-half stoppage time for handball on his own goal line and Mohamed Salah converted the resulting penalty.