Chelsea v Liverpool betting preview and tips

18:30 Sat 29 Sep
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: 1
Units: 1/5
Odds: +137

Six games played, six games won. Fourteen goals scored, two goals conceded. Top of the Premier League table and the outright odds shortening since the season began.

Jurgen Klopp is building something special at Anfield and a victory at Stamford Bridge on Saturday could see Liverpool shorten further to finish ahead of Manchester City and celebrate a first domestic crown since 1990.

There are lots of reasons why they can win this Premier League encounter, with Maurizio Sarri admitting that this weekend’s opponents are a step ahead of them at the moment, with the Italian needing another twelve months at Stamford Bridge to make his mark.

Chelsea are not a daft team and were enjoying a 100% record of their own until recently when drawing 0-0 at West Ham, although it was a fair result and the Hammers could have ended up getting a much bigger reward for their endeavours.

The slight problem is that the Blues have too much reliance on Eden Hazard to make things happen. While the Belgian is outrageous skilful with the ball and scores goals too, he needs players on a similar level to be completely effective for his team.

Liverpool have dangerous attacking players and Mohamed Salah played with a smile on his face against Southampton, with the Egyptian producing several bright moments throughout the match and his goal was a rather bundled effort from a rebound.

There will be a real tussle in midfield between James Milner and Jorginho, while N’Golo Kante and Jordan Henderson are also likely to be in combative mood and it will be interesting to see Chelsea’s strategy considering they are usually attack-minded but could get picked off by their opponents by pushing too far forward.

Klopp has that sturdy defence that looks unlikely to concede every time they step out on to the pitch and it was only a late consolation from Erik Lamela that enabled their defence to be breached against Tottenham.

BETTING TIP
Liverpool to win @ 2.37 with bet365

Team News

Chelsea: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Liverpool: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 01
    Kepa Arrizabalaga
  • 03
    Marcos Alonso
  • 02
    Antonio Rüdiger
  • 30
    David Luiz
  • 28
    Cesar Azpilicueta
  • 05
    Jorginho
  • 07
    Ngolo Kante
  • 17
    Mateo Kovacic
  • 10
    Eden Hazard
  • 18
    Olivier Giroud
  • 22
    Willian
  • 13
    Alisson
  • 66
    Trent Alexander-Arnold
  • 04
    Virgil Van Dijk
  • 12
    Joe Gomez
  • 26
    Andrew Robertson
  • 14
    Jordan Henderson
  • 05
    Georginio Wijnaldum
  • 07
    James Milner
  • 11
    Mohamed Salah
  • 09
    Roberto Firmino
  • 10
    Sadio Mané

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Manchester City 12 10 2 0 36:5 32
2 Liverpool 12 9 3 0 23:5 30
3 Chelsea 12 8 4 0 27:8 28
4 Arsenal 12 7 3 2 26:15 24
5 Tottenham 11 8 0 3 18:10 24
6 Bournemouth 12 6 2 4 21:16 20
7 Watford 12 6 2 4 17:14 20
8 Manchester Unit 12 6 2 4 20:21 20
9 Everton 12 5 4 3 19:15 19
10 Leicester 12 5 2 5 17:16 17
11 Wolverhampton W 12 4 4 4 12:13 16
12 Brighton 12 4 2 6 13:18 14
13 West Ham 12 3 3 6 14:18 12
14 Newcastle Unite 12 2 3 7 9:15 9
15 Burnley 12 2 3 7 12:25 9
16 Crystal Palace 12 2 2 8 8:17 8
17 Southampton 12 1 5 6 8:21 8
18 Cardiff 12 2 2 8 11:25 8
19 Huddersfield 11 1 4 6 6:20 7
20 Fulham 12 1 2 9 11:31 5