Chelsea vs Liverpool Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

By on November 10, 2012

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Chelsea welcome Liverpool to Stamford Bridge on Sunday as the two sides get back to Premier League action after their midweek European adventures.

The game will see Chelsea’s £50m striker Fernando Torres come up against his former side once again with the Spaniard still looking for his first win against his ex-employers. Torres has lost all three Premier League games and a League Cup encounter following his move from Anfield in January 2011, and didn’t play when Chelsea come out 2-1 victors in the FA Cup final last season.

Chelsea will hope to regain top spot in the table after seeing Manchester United leap-frog them last weekend following the Blues 1-1 draw with Swansea, and Roberto Di Matteo’s men head into the game after a morale-boosting 3-2 win over Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.

Liverpool on the other hand come off the back of a 1-0 defeat to Anzhi Makhachkala in the Europa League on Thursday and boss Brendan Rodgers has endured a difficult start to life at Anfield after winning just two league games so far.

Team News

Ashley Cole misses out once again for the home side after failing to recover from the hamstring injury that kept him out of the midweek tie with Shakhtar, Roberto Di Matteo hopes to have him back for next week’s trip to West Bromwich Albion.

Captain John Terry is expected to come back into the side after completing a four-match domestic ban, although he was surprisingly left out in midweek. Di Matteo has hinted he may rest David Luiz so Terry may partner Gary Cahill at the back. Frank Lampard remains out.

Brendan Rodgers rested Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez, Joe Allen, Nuri Sahin, Daniel Agger, Jose Reina, Glen Johnson, Raheem Sterling and Jose Enrique for their midweek Europa League clash with Anzhi and all the key men are set to be recalled on Sunday.

However, first choice goalkeeper Pepe Reina is still struggling to shake off a hamstring injury that’s kept him on the sidelines for the last six matches. There is better news on Glen Johnson though after the right back was passed fit for the game.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

Liverpool seem to have become something of a bogey team for Chelsea in recent seasons and despite their patchy form this season, nobody would be surprised if Brendan Rodgers’ men reserved their best performance of the season for this Sunday. We’re going for an entertaining draw. Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool.

What would your team be and what’s you score prediction? Get involved in the comments section.

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19 Comments

  1. Cfcclw12

    November 10, 2012 at 9:58 am

    This is an important game for Chelsea, this could be the game that turns a good start into a not so good start. We have to goto Turin and get a result there to get into the knockouts of the champions league and a lose here would put us in 3rd 4 points behind united depending on both Manchester clubs get there results

  2. Vincent Akinboboye

    November 10, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I beleive chelsea would win with 3-1 using this line up.
    P.Cech
    Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Bertrant
    Mikel, Ramires
    Mata, Oscar, Hazard
    Moses.
    Moses to play 9. Yes Moses. He can play anywhr upfront. He’s fast, agile and takes shorts at goals when less expected. If we need a win, pls stick 2 dis lineup.

  3. Abel U

    November 10, 2012 at 10:24 am

    There’s no doubt abt it, Chelsea wil defeat Liverpool by 3-1.

  4. Richard Tommy

    November 10, 2012 at 10:38 am

    My Line Up goes Like this
    CECH
    IVANOVIC CAHILL TERRY LUIZ
    MIKEL OSCAR
    HAZARD MATA MARIN
    TORRES

  5. Okeniyi imoleayo

    November 10, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Try dis: no 1-2-24-26-34-12-7-17-10-13-9

  6. BLueMarshall

    November 10, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I agree with Tommy, Luiz can play left back. Against shakter, their goals n chances came from d left side, Bertrand waz shaky n shakter capitalized on dat. But Marin starting, oops I dont tink dat will happen in dis game.

  7. Sircarma

    November 10, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Chelsea would win 3*1 forget abt pass record this new era of chelsea

  8. Agbaje Olusegun Michael

    November 10, 2012 at 11:57 am

    CECH- IVANOVIC- TERRY- CAHILL- BETRAND-MIKEL-RAMIRES-MATA-OSCAR-HAZARD-TORRES.

  9. Idowu adewole zaria kaduna

    November 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    I think we shld us ceck iva cahil terry betrend mikel remeris oscar mata hazard nd victor moses nd torres 2nd half

  10. Richard Tommy

    November 10, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Marshal, don’t you think Marin need playing time as well ? Not only that, Marin is a big player; his movement and ability to take proper position in the third half is phenominal, so RDM can still take a gamble; who knows he may have yet another star in MARIN. Up BLUES till ETERNITY. Again, he should play LUIZ in the Left back cuz Betrand weakness on Wednesday nearly cost us the Match. My blood will remain ‘BLUE’

  11. uksonic

    November 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    cech, Ivano=Cahill=Terry=Bartrend, Mikel=Ramires Oscar=Mata=Hazard Moses

  12. heskey

    November 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Liverpool will surely win the match by 2 goals to 1

  13. jonny21

    November 10, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    liverpool 4-1 suarez 2 suso 1 gerrard pen , cahill fluke header

  14. Divine samuel

    November 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Liverpool vs chelsea the Match is goin to be draw match am a liverpool fan

  15. bora

    November 10, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    It is very sure dat d reds will carry d day……. blues 1 vs reds 3

  16. Joseph Ofem

    November 10, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    hmmm! Its really going to be a breathtaking match full of suspense. But its at the end of 90 minutes we’ll know who carries the evening… You’ll Never Walk Alone

  17. asfs

    November 11, 2012 at 12:44 am

    —————-Torres——————–

    Hazard———-Oscar—————Mata–

    ———-Mikel———Ramires———–

    Azpi—————————–Ivanovic-
    ———-Terry——-Cahill————

  18. Ome james

    November 11, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Wow! What a big match definitly chelsea will beat liverpool but is not going to easy for the blues.my predition is 2 for liverpool and 4 for chelsea that is it,the blues are inform for the past match they played,my blood is blue,i love chelsea. Formation 4-3- 3 peter cech- David luis- Cahill- Azplicuta- Ivanovic- Mikel- Hazard- Oscar- piazon- moses- marin,i wish Robert De Matio will stick to this formation

  19. suraj joo danji

    November 11, 2012 at 10:09 am

    chelsea should start with ivanovic cahil terry luiz at the back with mikel oscar mata and hazard in the middle and torres upfront

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