Chelsea vs Liverpool: Preview and Prediction

Chelsea vs Liverpool:
International Champions Cup,
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Kick-off: 4:00 UK Time
Venue: Rose Bowl, Pasadena (California).

Two English Premier League teams Chelsea and Liverpool FC meet at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Wednesday for the 2016 edition of International Champions Cup Friendly tournament.

Chelsea are coming into this game from their first win of the pre-season, they grabbed a 3-0 victory against Austrian Bundesliga side Wolfsberger AC last Wednesday, at the Worthersee Stadion.

Betrand Traore scored the opening goal in the 41st minute of the game to put Chelsea in front, Ruben Loftus-Cheek later made it 2-0 in the 84th minute. While defender Nathaniel Chalobah sealed the Victory in the last minute of the game as Chelsea ran riot on their host.

The victory was the first win for Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager after loosing to 2-0 Rapid Wien in his debut game.

On the other hand, the Reds are unbeaten in their four friendly games so far this summer pre-season. Their latest Victory was a 2-0 smashing of Huddersfield Town AFC at John Smith’s Stadium last Wednesday. Marko Grujic gifted Liverpool the opening goal in the 31st minute of the game, the assist came from Roberto Firmino. Later on, Coutinho failed to convert a penalty as his spot kick was stopped by Joel Coleman. But Alberto Moreno later converty another spot kick to make it 2-0.

Klopp will use this high profile game to measure the progress of his team’s progress this summer pre-season.

Chelsea: Predicted Line up (4-5-1)

Begovic – Aina, Ivanovic, Terry, Djilobodji – Willian, Oscar, Moses, Traore, Matic – Costa

Liverpool: Predicted Line up (4-3-2-1)

Karius – Randall, Leiva, Lovren, Moreno – Stewart, Ejaria, Grujic, – Mane, Coutinho – Firmino

Chelsea vs Liverpool: Head-to-Head stats

Both teams have met 164 times, Liverpool have won the greater part with 70 wins, Chelsea have won 56 times.

Their last 5 games have recorded 4 draws and a win for Liverpool.

Chelsea vs Liverpool: Prediction

This will be an entertaining game, both managers will use this game to access the progress of their teams in the pre-season tour. But expect Liverpool to be very competitive as Jurgen Klopp is the kind of coach who wants to win, irrespective of the nature of the game.

I predict a win for the Reds, i think they will go on with their unbeaten record this summer.
The predicted full-time score is a 2-1 win for Liverpool

Chelsea vs Liverpool: Tips

  1. Liverpool win.
  2. Over 2.5 goals.