Liverpool vs Chelsea preview | Latest team news | Expected line-up’s | Prediction
This is a match preview ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Chelsea including team news, line-ups and predicted score
Liverpool will be looking to cement their place at the top of the Premier League table with a win over Chelsea at Anfield this afternoon.
The Reds currently sit two points clear of Manchester City ahead of their clash with Crystal Palace in today’s 14.05pm kick-off – although the defending champions do hold a game in hand.
Pep Guardiola’s men can return to the summit with a win over the Eagles but Liverpool will be ready to take advantage of any slip-up by City at Selhurst Park when they welcome Chelsea to Anfield at 16.30pm. You can back the Reds to win the game at odds of 2/3 with BetUK
The Blues head to Merseyside desperate for points too as they’re in a fierce battle with Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal for a place in the top four so Maurizio Sarri will be keen to take away something from Anfield today.
Liverpool welcome Andrew Robertson back into the squad after he missed the Champions League win over Porto in midweek due to suspension while Adam Lallana could return to the squad after a minor muscle problem.
Joel Matip and Georginio Wijnaldum are pushing for recalls after being rested on Tuesday night but Roberto Fimrino will be hoping to lead the line up front once again after an excellent performance in midweek. You can back the South American to score first at odds of 11/2.
Chelsea have no fresh injury worries to contend with and Sarri is expected to recall his big-guns after resting several players for the Europa League win at Slavia Prague on Thursday.
David Luiz, Emerson, N’Golo Kante, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Gonzalo Higuain are all in-line for recalls while Eden Hazard is certain to come back into the side and you can bet on him to score at any time at odds of 11/5.
Liverpool 2-1 Chelsea: The visitors have an excellent recent record at Anfield as they haven’t lost any of their last six visits to the stadium and they’ve only lost twice to Liverpool in their last 16 meetings in all competitions. Chelsea are 4/1 to win today with BetUK – which looks like good value given their record.
However, Liverpool have been in formidable form this season, especially at home, so they’ll be confident of taking the three points this afternoon. You can bet on the Reds to win at odds of 2/3. We think Liverpool will do just enough to edge it 2-1.