Liverpool v Chelsea betting preview
Liverpool have seen a massive drop off in performances since winning the Premier League titleLiverpool passed up the opportunity to become the first team to go the whole Premier League season with a 100% home record when they drew with Burnley ten days ago and followed up with a defeat at Arsenal (2-1) last time out. This will be the fourth direct encounter against Chelsea this season, with Jurgen Klopp's men having beaten the Blues in the UEFA Super Cup final and at Stamford Bridge in the league, but Chelsea having knocked the Reds out of the FA Cup in March. Liverpool have lost a solitary Premier League match with Chelsea over the past nine meetings (W4-D4-L1) since 2014.
After such a heavy defeat, Jurgen Klopp should go with his strongest available XI. James Milner is expected to be back in contention while Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip are still sidelined. Naby Keita should get the nod over Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in midfield after only making the bench last time out. Joe Gomez should partner Virgil Van Dijk at the heart of the back, with the couple flanked by Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson.
Chelsea need 4 points from 2 matches to secure Champions League next seasonChelsea will be seeking to follow up on their deserved 1-0 victory against Norwich City last Tuesday and a great 3-1 victory at Wembley in the FA Cup semifinal against Manchester UTD. The Blues are battling with the Red Devils and Leicester for a top 4 placement in Premier League. They sit third on 63 points, with their closes rivals on 62. Frank Lampard's men were beaten 3-0 at Sheffield UTD in their last away league game. The Blues also have one of the worst defensive records away from home this season with 33 goals conceded in 18 games.
N'Golo Kante is unlikely to start at Anfield after missing out aginst Man United last time out. Olivier Giroud will certainly be expecting to lead the line once more with Tammy Abraham expected to replace the Frenchman in the 2nd half. Christian Pulisic and Willian will start out wide while Mason Mount should be benched. The likes of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic are likely to anchor the midfield, while Marcos Alonso and Reece James should play as wing backs in a 3-4-3 system.
Liverpool v Chelsea Starting Lineups Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Keita, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Chelsea (3-4-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Willian, Giroud, Pulisic
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