Premier League will be back again this weekend with one of its most thrilling encounters when Liverpool will host defending champions Chelsea on Saturday evening at Anfield.
The Reds winning streak suffered a huge blow this midweek when they blew away a 3-0 first-half lead and conceded thrice after the break against Sevilla. Chelsea, on the other hand, have stormed through to the Round of 16 of the prestigious Champions League competition defeating Azerbaijani outfit Qarabag FK. Although a long trip back home might cause fatigue and tiredness, their latest upsurge will make this contest even more fascinating at Merseyside.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Injuries And Suspensions:
Liverpool will be relieved to have defender Joel Matip back from his minor thigh strain. Nathaniel Clyne remains the only significant injury absentee who is ruled out for three more months following his back surgery.
Chelsea have a couple of significant injury concerns as Victor Moses and Michy Batshuayi are doubtful with their respective thigh and ankle injuries whereas Charly Musonda and Kenedy, the youngster duo, are ruled out with muscle and knee strains.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Probable Lineups:
Subs: Loris Karius, Ragnar Klavan, Georginio Wijnaldum, Adam Lallana, Daniel Sturridge, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner.
Subs: Willy Caballero, Antonio Rudiger, David Luiz, Pedro, Willian, Danny Drinkwater, Ethan Ampadu.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Last Meeting:
Their previous meeting at Anfield ended in all square. David Luiz’s outrageous freekick earned the visitors an early lead which was then canceled out by Georginio Wijnaldum in the second half. Simon Mignolet, the Reds custodian, stopped Diego Costa’s spot-kick towards the end and helped his side to avoid a defeat against their Premier League counterparts.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Key Players:
All eyes will be on Mo Salah, the Chelsea rejected, who is in stupendous form so far for the Reds and is the current top-scorer of the league with 9 goals. He alongside Sadio Mane and the Brazilian duo of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino is expected to test Chelsea’s defensive resilience many a time.
Chelsea, on the other hand, are back in the winning ways and their attacking duo of Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata are enjoying a great scoring run in recent weeks. N’Golo Kante and Cesc Fabregas will be pivotal to win the midfield battle for the visitors.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Head-To-Head:
Liverpool Win: 77
Chelsea Win: 61
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Liverpool vs Chelsea Live Streaming:
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