Chelsea vs Liverpool: Preview and Predictions
Chelsea vs Liverpool
England Premier League.
Date: Friday, 16th September, 2016
Kick-off: 20:00 UK.
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London
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Chelsea host Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in one of the most entertaining encounters of this week’s English Premier League fixtures.
Chelsea dropped point for the first time this season as they were held to a 2-2 draw in a thrilling encounter at Swansea City last weekend. The Blues sit second on the log with 10 points from their four games. And they will be searching for their first win over Liverpool in 3 league games.
Liverpool thrashed Leicester city 4-1 in their first home games at Anfield this season. They have already faced three strong teams this season in Arsenal, Tottenham and Leicester and are unbeaten with 2 wins and a draw. However they suffered an unexpected loss to the newly promoted Burley on the matchday 2. They will go into Stamford Bridge sitting 6th in the league table with 7 points from their 4 matches so far.
- Chelsea currently maintains 5 games unbeaten run in 5 competitive games. The blues have also failed to drop point in the first 2 league games at home this season.
- Liverpool currently maintains 3 games unbeaten run in 3 competitive games. The reds have also won 1 of their 3 away league games this season, drawn 1, and lost 1. In Addition, the reds have won 1, and drawn 1 in their last 2 visit to Stamford Bridge.
Key Player Facts
Clashes like this produce a lot of stars, and quality lad. However, they are key players who stole headlines in both sides’ last 4 league performances.
- Diego Costa: Goals 4, Assists: 2, Shot On Goal: 14
- Saido Mane: Goals: 1, Assist: 1, Shot on Goal: 6
Chelsea: Team News
Chelsea skipper “John Terry” suffered a foot injury that will keep him out of action till the end of September. Terry was involved in Chelsea 2-2 draw with Swansea, but left the Liberty Stadium on crutches.
The former England international joins Kurt Zouma on Chelsea Injury, and won’t be available for the blues big test against Liverpool.
Chelsea: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1)
Courtois: Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, Cesar: Matic, Kante- Willian, Fabregas, Hazard: Costa
Liverpool: Team News
Kloop have less injury worries as Emre Can, Joe Gomez, and Mamaou Sakho are back training with the team.
Liverpool: Predicted Line-Up (4-3-3)
Mignolet: Moreno, Matip, Lucas, Clyne: Wijnaldum, Lalana, Henderson: Mane, Firmino, Coutinho
Chelsea vs Liverpool: Head to Head Stats
Liverpool enjoyed a good result over Chelsea last season. In their two legged games last season, the reds defeated Chelsea 3-1 at the bridge, and played a 1-1 draw with the blue at Anfield.
However, both sides gathered 3 wins each in their last 10 league meeting. In addition, the blues have lost 4 of their last 10 league home encounter with Liverpool.
Chelsea vs Liverpool: Prediction
Both teams have a lot of quality and class to scoop maximum point in this encounter. While Liverpool have already faced three big tests going into this game, unlike their opponents Chelsea. This makes the game pretty hard to predict.
However there is plenty of chances to see some end to end attacking action on Friday night. Along with either sides’ attacking quality, they are also known for making silly defensive errors. The best bet for this match is – both teams to score.
A total of 29 goals were produced in the 8 Premier League matches these two were involved in this season. So over 2.5 is very much in the cards when the final whistle blows at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs Liverpool: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score at 1.57 (4/7)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.70 (7/10).