Chelsea vs Liverpool
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 6 May 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
Chelsea look to have caught the anted form, but sadly for their fans, it came a bit too late. Last term’s winners notched three straight wins to narrow the gap behind the fourth-placed Tottenham hotspur down to five points. More importantly, they are six points behind Liverpool in third and they have a game in hand on the Reds who are about to visit Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
Theoretically, Antonio Conte’s men can move level on points with Liverpool, but they still need Klopp’s side to slip-up in the last round against Brighton & Hove Albion as the Reds have a much better goal difference.
Let’s get back to the game itself. The hosts come into it as the form favorites without doubts. Liverpool won just one of last four league games which is a fairly poor record knowing that the opposition in last two included the relegation-zone likes of West Brom and Stoke City.
Team News and Predicted Starting Line-ups
David Luiz and Ethan Ampadu are the two players sidelined with injuries for the Blues.
Marcos Alonso is available for selection after completing his three match ban and could slot straight into the starting line-up.
Selection headaches in center defense as both Cahill and Christensen has been impressive lately, but Conte has to omit one of them for the weekend fixture.
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Emre Can and Joel Matip continue their recovery from injuries, while Adam Lallana and Joseph Gomez are not expected to play for the remainder of English season.
Despite the heavy schedule between Premier League and Champions League, Klopp is likely to go with a full strength squad.
Chelsea vs Liverpool: Head-to-head
- Liverpool were the more successful side over the course of history.
- The Reds won 71 and lost 57 of 168 ties against Chelsea.
- Three of last five h2h games ended with the same 1-1 scoreline, while the remaining two games saw teams snatching a win each.
- Both teams thus scored in six of last seven head to head games.
Chelsea vs Liverpool: Prediction
Chelsea improved their defensive displays of late as they will enter the game off the back of two subsequent clean sheets kept in the FA Cup semifinal against Southampton and the last weekend’s league win over Swansea City away at Liberty Stadium. Also, the Blues bagged two or more goals in three of last four matches across competitions.
Liverpool’s defensive line is anything but reliable and we would not be surprised to see Chelsea maintaining their fine spell of form here. After all, the Reds shipped as many as six goals in last two matches on the road against WBA and Roma.
To sum it all up, we’ll shoot for the home win at 2.15 as well as Chelsea to notch two or more goals in the game at the 2.00.
Chelsea vs Liverpool: Bet Tips
Chelsea to win @ 2.15
Chelsea Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.00.