Liverpool host form struggling Chelsea at Anfield. Both sides will be facing each other to make up for their outstanding games in the already won 2015/2016 premier league season.
Liverpool won their first league game in three (3) games last weekend, as they thrashed Watford with a 2-0 score line. The Reds sits 8th on the log with 38 points from 36 games, 10 points clear of their Wednesday opponent.
Chelsea squandered their lead twice in 3-2 defeat to survival seeking Sunderland. The 2014/2015 champions as failed to win in their last 2 games in the league and managed one victory in 5 league games. The blues sits 9th on the log with 48 point form 36 games.
- Liverpool won 3 of their last 5 league game, losing one, and sharing point in 1.
- Liverpool won 3 of the last 5 home games, and shared point in 2
- Chelsea won 1 game in their last 5 league games, lost 3 and shared point in 1
- Chelsea won 3 of their last 5 away game, and lost out in two
Liverpool: Team News
Liverpool is faced with Danny ward’s knee injury, the 22 year old was hurt in training ahead of his team preparation for their last clash against Watford and will be missing the last two games of the season, and Liverpool’s Europa league final against Sevilla in St Jakob Park.
Liverpool: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)
Mignolet: Skrtel, Flanagan, Lucas, Moreno: Allen, Milner, Coutinho: Ibe, Firmino, Sturridge.
Chelsea: Team News
Guus Hiddink will be without the services of is skipper “John Terry” for the remaining games of 2015/2016 season. The English man was sent out in his side 3-2 loss to Sunderland on Saturday, and will be serving 2 games ban starting form Wednesday clash with Liverpool at Anfield.
Chelsea: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Courtois: Rahman, Cahill, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta: Matic, Mikel – Willian, Hazard, Fabregas – Costa.
Liverpool Vs Chelsea: Head-To-Head-Stats
Clashes between these two sides will always provide an electrifying show/performance regardless of both side performances in the season so far.
The first leg of this same clash which happened at the bridge earlier in the season saw Liverpool outclassing a sleeping and uninterested Mourinho side at the Bridge.
However in the last 10 meeting between the two sides, Chelsea commanded 4 victories compared to Liverpool’s 2, with both side sharing point in 4 other games. In addition the last 2 meetings of both side in Anfield ended in a score draw, with each happening in the league and capital one cup respectively.
Liverpool Vs Chelsea: Prediction
We are going to see an entertaining and electrifying performance from both sides regardless of their fumbling league performances.
Liverpool will looking for a possible double against the blues side, and have lost 3 of their last 18 league games at home so far, with one been from the famous Manchester united side. Chelsea on the other hand have had their season filled with ridiculous performances, but they have come to the party at any time the players are ready and interested in playing football.
I will predict both sides sharing points, but will give Liverpool a 51% chance of getting the maximum point, considering their recent performance and magic at home.