The Match Day 2 of the 2017/18 UCL round of matches has come and gone with much excitement and nerve-wracking moments. However, this piece focuses on the performance of the Premier League clubs in the competition thus far. Talking about nerve-wracking, our guess is that fans of Chelsea and Liverpool can attest to that. The only difference is that one side left it late and stole maximum points from a very difficult ground, while the other side conspired to falter yet again.
The Premier League clubs participating in this season’s UCL competition are yet to record a loss after two rounds of matches. Interesting development! Isn’t it? 4 out of the 5 Premier League reps in the UEFA Champions League garnered maximum points from their games with impressive performances as Liverpool faltered yet again. The Merseyside reds are fast becoming the spoilers of this good form the English clubs have got going for them at the moment.
Liverpool have failed to garner maximum points in their two games, despite the initial excitement over the draws in which conclusion was drawn on them having far less difficult group stage draws alongside Manchester United and yet the Anfield outfit has yet to deliver.
Chelsea were brilliant in their 2:1 away victory at the Wanda Metropolitano against Atletico Madrid, a side that had taken them to the cleaners in two of their three previous encounters. Manchester City once again proved that their form was no fluke as they also beat Shakhtar Donetsk two nil away from home with a clean sheet in the process. Manchester United routed CSKA Moscow 4 goals to 1 in faraway Russia while Tottenham Hotspur thrashed Apoel Nicosia in Cyprus.
It may be early days yet, but the English sides have been decent, with Liverpool being the only exception. This could count as a surprise, and truly because the Liverpool side was regarded as a very big attacking threat to the opposition after the assemblage of the front 3 and retention of Coutinho. Well, we look forward to the 2017/18 UCL Match Day 3 and hope Liverpool puts smiles in the faces of English football enthusiasts as well as their fans.