Liverpool and Chelsea will go head-to-head at Anfield in an eagerly-anticipated Premier League affair on Thursday night.
Liverpool snapped their four-game losing streak in the Premier League with a morale-boosting 2–0 win against Sheffield United during the weekend. After turbulent weeks, the Reds are now within touching distance of a place in the top-four.
They will look to build on their latest win, but they face a Chelsea side that hasn’t lost a game under new manager, Thomas Tuchel.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 10 games across all competitions, winning seven and drawing three. After beating Atletico Madrid 1–0 in the Champions League, Tuchel’s men played out a goalless draw with Man United in the Premier League on Sunday.
They’ve kept a clean sheet in 4 of their last 5 competitive games and are strutting their stuff with confidence.
The Blues are in fifth place – a point and a spot above Liverpool, but a win will see them stretch that lead and could place them in the top four.
A Sadio Mane’s brace in September at the Bridge helped Liverpool to a 2–0 win against Chelsea in the pair’s first Premier League meeting of the season. Can Chelsea get their revenge in Thursday’s reverse encounter?
Liverpool: Fabinho and Diogo Jota are still in doubt. Both men are currently under assessment. Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson, Matip and Virgil van Dijk are all still out.
Chelsea: Thiago Silva is still sidelined with a thigh injury, while Hudson-Odoi is facing a late fitness test.
Chelsea to inflict more pain on Liverpool
Liverpool’s defence has been vulnerable and the defensive partnership of Ozan Kabak and Nathaniel Phillips lack needed experience. Expect Chelsea to capitalize on that.
The Blues are on a nine-match unbeaten run under Tuchel and they should be good enough to extend that.
You can double chance Chelsea for win or draw at Anfield.