Chelsea moved into the Premier League’s top four as Mason Mount’s superb first-half goal earned the side a 1-0 win at champion Liverpool which suffered a club-record fifth straight home league defeat on Thursday.

Mount cut in to curl a low shot past Liverpool keeper Alisson in the 42nd minute, after Timo Werner had earlier had a goal disallowed, to give Chelsea a deserved halftime lead.

Thomas Tuchel’s side then showed great defensive discipline to stand firm in the second period as Liverpool improved.

Liverpool, which substituted a disgruntled Mohamed Salah in the second half, struggled to carve out clear chances, though, and managed only one effort on target.


Chelsea, unbeaten since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in January, has 47 points from 27 games, one more than Everton which had briefly gone fourth by beating West Bromwich Albion.

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