LONDON (AP): Liverpool ended Chelsea’s unbeaten start in the English Premier League with a rousing 2-1 win yesterday. Keen to establish a high level of consistency, Liverpool backed up a 4-1 win over titleholders Leicester by outclassing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, where the visitors posted consecutive wins for only the second time in 40 years. Liverpool, more energetic and inventive, was 2-0 up in about half an hour and controlled proceedings for an hour. Not until a leaping Diego Costa volleyed in a pass from Nemanja Matic to put Chelsea on the scoreboard did the match begin to feel competitive. But not for long, as Liverpool weathered Chelsea briefly coming out of their slumber, and returned to smothering the Blues. Only Manchester City and Everton remain unbeaten in the league. Chelsea dropped to third and Liverpool rose to provisional fourth to start the fifth round. Having already beaten last season’s league champions and runners-up, Liverpool’s third win in five games makes the second-round loss to promoted Burnley even more confounding. On Juergen Klopp’s watch, Liverpool have been strong against Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, and the Manchester clubs, remaining unbeaten in six away games against them, and losing only once in 11 matches.
Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases That winning recipe is what Lim hopes to replicate in this new endeavor with Perpetual as he pegs Nigerian bruiser Prince Eze as the cornerstone for the Altas.“I’ve coached Ekwe and Sudan and I can say that Prince is longer than Sudan,” he remarked. “(Ekwe and Daniel) experienced success in our time together and that’s what my plan is here. I hope it happens.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSince the departure of fellow Nigerian Bright Akhuetie in the Las Piñas-based campus, Eze has been the rock for Perpetual, averaging 15.3 points in his sophomore year this past NCAA Season 93, a league sixth-best.But his calling card has always been his defense, norming 16.4 rebounds, 2.6 blocks — both league-best — this past season, making it no surprise that he won the Defensive Player of the Year plum. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “That is good for him,” said Lim. “At least, he knows what he can do and what he can bring to the table.”Eze’s stellar showing has also been rubbing off to his teammates, much to the delight of the new Altas mentor.“Prince has been nothing but good in our practices. He’s very encouraging when you see him in our practice and the response of his teammates to him have been very positive,” said Lim.“I think he deserves a leap year this 2018 in the NCAA.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award CONTRIBUTED PHOTOFrankie Lim is no stranger to drawing out the best in his players, especially for foreign student-athletes in the NCAA.Guiding San Beda to its dynasty in the mid-2000s, the veteran mentor has turned his big men into gems, with Nigerian slotman Sam Ekwe and American center Sudan Daniel both achieving success and winning MVP awards under his tutelage while also delivering championships to the Red Lions.ADVERTISEMENT PBA summons Mila’s Lechon for dismal display in 47-point roasting Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Eze could have easily won the Most Valuable Player award if not for the Altas finishing ninth in the standings with their 4-14 card, as he settled for a spot in the Mythical Team.Lim, however, wants to turn those regrets into reality as he expects a big turnaround for the team this upcoming NCAA Season 94. And in the middle of it is Eze.“He’s playing his last year and I told him I can turn him to an MVP. He just has to listen to me and commit to the program,” he said.This early, Eze is showing signs of progress.The 21-year-old tallied 24 points, 20 rebounds, and a record-setting 11 blocks for the Altas in their 88-72 victory over NCAA rival JRU last Monday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, becoming only the fifth player to notch a triple-double in league history.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View comments