Premier League leaders Liverpool welcome Chelsea to Anfield on Wednesday night, in what will be the first league game since the news broke about Jurgen Klopp leaving at the end of the season. Who will take all three points' Check out here our Liverpool vs Chelsea predictions, bet builder tips, line-ups, exclusive offers and enhanced odds ahead of this big match.
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Liverpool host Chelsea at Anfield Road on Wednesday 31st January 2024.
In the UK, tonight's game will be televised live on TNT Sports 1 and Ultimate. Coverage starts at 7:30pm GMT ahead of an 8:15pm kick-off.
As usual, TNT Sport App will offer a live stream service across mobile devices, laptops, games consoles and tablets.Saturday, January 31, 2024
- 8.15 pm: Liverpool vs Chelsea
Liverpool vs Chelsea Betting PreviewLiverpool currently are two points clear of second-placed Arsenal (who have played a game more) and five ahead of Manchester City. The Reds were in FA Cup action over the weekend and put Norwich to the sword at Anfield, hammering the Canaries 5-2. As a result, Jurgen Klopp's men are on a 10-match unbeaten streak since losing to Union St. Gilloise (2-1) in Europa League in mid-December, a game played with a much changed line-up. Their record at Anfield is impressive, with 15 wins and two draws from 17 home games in all competitions.
Chelsea have been inconsistent so far. Despite three consecutive top-flight wins, they sit 9th in the Premier League standings, 17 points behind the Merseysiders. The Blues have won seven of their previous 10 matches in all competitions (one on penalties) but have also lost five of the last six on the road. They have played six away games against teams who start the match week in the top 12 and only kept a clean sheet at Bournemouth. Mauricio Pochettino's men have recorded mixed results in the last 10 days. Three days after securing their spot in the EFL Cup final with a thumping 6-1 semi-final second-leg win over Middlesbrough, Chelsea were forced to settle for a 0-0 home draw with Aston Villa in the FA Cup fourth round last Friday.
These two teams will meet again in the EFL Cup final next month. The past seven direct encounters between the sides have all finished level after 90 or 120 minutes, making it the longest run of consecutive draws between top flight teams in the history of English football. Earlier this season, the meeting at Stamford Bridge finished 1-1. Previously, they recorded four goalless draws in a row in all competitions - including the 2022 League Cup and FA Cup finals.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Jones, Mac Allister, Gravenberch; Jota, Nunez, Diaz
Mohamed Salah, Kostas Tsimikas and Stefan Bajcetic will remain out until February. Ben Doak and Joel Matip are longer-term absentees while Wataru Endo is playing the Asian Cup with Japan. Alexis Mac Allister missed the win over Norwich due to a minor injury, and is a major doubt here. Curtis Jones and Dominic Szoboszlai looks sure starters in the middle of the park, as well as Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota and Darwin Nunez up front. Cody Gakpo provides a furter alternative in attack. At the back, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson should be fit enouth to start, but Conor Bradley and Joe Gomez remain on standby.
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Petrovic; Disasi, T. Silva, Badiashile, Chilwell; Caicedo, Fernandez; Palmer, Gallagher, Sterling; Broja
The likes of Reece James, Lesley Ugochukwu, Romeo Lavia, Marc Cucurella, Wesley Fofana, Trevoh Chalobah and Robert Sanchez are all out through injury, while Nicolas Jackson is away with Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations. As a result, Djordje Petrovic will start in goal for the visitors, with Armando Broja spearheading the attack - unless Pochettino decides to play with Cole Palmer as false nine. The former Man City player should start as offensive midfielder alongsde Raheem Sterling and Conor Gallagher, with Felipe Caicedo and Enzo Fernandez anchoring the midfield.
Our Liverpool vs Chelsea Predictions
Liverpool boast a 22-game unbeaten league run at Anfield Road while Chelsea have lost five of their last six away games on the road in all competitions, conceding at least two goals on five of those occasions.
Considering these two teams have drawn their last 7 direct encounters, we expect another hard-fought battle.
Anyway, this time Liverpool might come on top. We back the Reds to win 2-0. As to possible goalscorers, Luis Diaz is our pick.
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