Andreas Christensen grew to become the primary Chelsea participant to obtain a purple card since Tiemoue Bakayoko’s horror present towards Watford in 2018.
For the primary time in 89 Premier League video games, a Blues participant was given their marching orders and it couldn’t have come at a worse time or towards a extra ruthless opponent.
Sadio Mane’s brace sealed Liverpool’s 2-Zero Premier League victory at Chelsea after Andreas Christensen’s ‘loopy’ purple card and Kepa Arrizabalaga’s howler.
Mane bagged his first league objectives at Stamford Bridge as Liverpool pounced on defender Christensen’s dismissal, coasting to the win and even handing a second-half debut to new signing Thiago Alcantara.
Chelsea saved form and threatened a number of occasions for the majority of an attractive first half – however then Christensen’s absolutely deserved purple card modified the sport.
The Denmark worldwide rugby tackled the goal-bound Mane, simply as he was bracing to chip a stranded Kepa.
The final participant to see purple was Bakayoko at Vicarage Highway throughout a disastrous 30-minute cameo which few will ever overlook.
Within the house of simply half an hour in Hertfordshire, the £40million signing misplaced the ball seven occasions, misplaced 4 passes and was booked twice as a bemused Mike Dean produced a purple.
On each events, Bakayoko conceded possession after which earned himself two foolish yellow playing cards.
Whereas Christensen’s afternoon in west London was not maybe as calamitous, the 24-year-old is aware of he certainly has to enhance sooner or later.