Chelsea vs Liverpool is going to be an epic battle at Stamford Bridge on Sunday (watch live, 11:30 am ET on USA Network and online via NBCSports.com) as two teams battling to stay in the Premier League title race collide.
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Both teams jump into this out of form clash and battle injury issues as Thomas Tuchel and Jurgen Klopp know a win here is imperative to help them prepare for a second half as they try. to oust Manchester City in first place.
Liverpool will be without Klopp as he has a presumptive positive test for COVID-19 and will not be at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have defensive injuries and although Romelu Lukaku is back in shape, it has been reported that he could be left out after his comments on Tuchel’s tactics and the Chelsea boss’s response. What a mess around the $ 131.5million forward.
As for Liverpool, they had problems in the midfield as both sides struggled to finish their chances and unexpectedly dropped points during the festive games.
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These two teams don’t get along and in recent years they have become fierce rivals on and off the pitch.
Here’s a closer look at history, form, odds, projected lineups and predictions ahead of Chelsea vs Liverpool.
Chelsea vs Liverpool history
Total Games: 59
Chelsea win: 21
Liverpool win: 23
- Having lost four consecutive Premier League games to Liverpool between 2019 and 2020, Chelsea are undefeated in their last two games against the Reds (W1 D1), although both games were played at Anfield.
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last five Premier League encounters with Chelsea when both sides started the day in the top four (W2 D3), while the Reds have won two of the most recent three.
- Liverpool have won their last two Premier League away games against Chelsea – only one visiting team has achieved three straight Stamford Bridge wins in the competition, with the Blackburn Rovers doing so between 1993-94 and 1995-96.
Chelsea, Liverpool recent form
Chelsea in the last five matches – DWDDW | Last game: 1-1 draw against Brighton
Liverpool in the last five matches – LDWWW | Last game: 1-0 defeat at Leicester
Chelsea’s projected lineup (3-4-2-1)
—– Mendy —–
– Azpilicueta – Chalobah – Rudiger –
– Pulisic – Kanté – Jorginho – Alonso –
—- Mount —- Ziyech —-
—– Lukaku —–
Liverpool’s projected lineup (4-3-3)
—– Alisson —–
– Alexander-Arnold – Matip – Van Dijk – Tsimikas –
—- Henderson —- Fabinho —- Keita —-
—- Salah —- Jota —- Mane —-
Ends and ends (Full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Chelsea have +200 up for grabs, while Liverpool are small favorites at +130. The draw is +240.
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Chelsea vs Liverpool Prediction
Both teams are in dire need of a win to stay in the title chase heading into the second half of the campaign. Liverpool have the players to make the most of an exhausted Chelsea defense, and you’d like to see a reaction from Jurgen Klopp’s side. It will be tight and tense and I will draw. Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool.