Liverpool vs Chelsea Prediction and Analysis
The derby of the Premier League round will be played in the early hours of Saturday afternoon when Liverpool host Chelsea at Anfield.
These are two of the giants of English football who are not themselves this season.
And I can certainly name each of them as the disappointments of the Premier League.
At the moment, they are neighbors in the middle of the standings with the same asset of 28 points each.
Their main goal is to reach the top 6 of the standings. Which would give them the right to participate in Europe in the autumn.
A goal that could still be achieved.
Liverpool should be favorites to win today. Mainly because of their excellent record at home (6-2-1).
But somehow I'm missing something to trust them.
It is not known how the absences will affect the game of both teams.
And for me, this match is going to a draw.
And the previous 4 straight matches between these two giants also ended without a winner in regular time.
Liverpool - statistics and info
Liverpool have lost their last two matches in the English Premier League and currently look like a broken army.
The only thing that gives their fans hope is that their favorites have potential.
A potential that can explode at any moment.
Meanwhile, the defense is perhaps in its worst form since Jurgen Klopp took over.
After losing to Brentford 1-3 and drawing 2-2 with Wolves, they had another rather disappointing performance.
When in Brighton, the Merseysiders lost with the classic 0-3.
However, Poole have also shown some flashes of late.
I'm referring to the 1-0 away win at Wolverhampton in the replay of their FA Cup 3rd round tie.
What is positive for the Reds in the current situation is the solid results at home.
They have won 9 of their last 13 games at Anfield in all competitions, losing just once in that period.
Liverpool will be without Van Dijk, Firmino, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz and Artur for this match who are injured.
And Darwin Nunes is questionable, but Klopp expects to be available for the game.
Chelsea - statistics and info
Chelsea were very lucky against Crystal Palace to win 1-0.
Thanks to this success, they broke their negative streak that lasted for quite some time.
Honestly, the Eagles didn't deserve to lose. But football is sometimes unfair.
The Blues won for only the second time in their last 10 games. And they lost 7 of them and recorded one draw.
Overall, it has been one of the worst spells for the former European champions in five years.
After a solid start, Graham Potter has lost control of the team and is now in deep trouble.
Away from home the situation is just as bad, if not worse.
Chelsea have 5 losses and 1 draw in their last 6 away games. Having failed to score on 3 occasions.
On the other hand, they conceded two or more goals four times.
Graham Potter also has problems with missing players.
First, Joao Felix is punished.
And Zakaria, Sterling, Pulisic, Mendy, Broja, Chilwell, James and Fofana are out due to injuries.
Kante, however, could be available.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Alison; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Konate, Robertson; Elliott, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Nunes, Gakpo
Injured: Arthur, Diaz, Jota, Firminho, van Dijk
Lineup: Kepa; Chalobah, Badiashile, Silva, Hall; Kovacic, Jorginho, Gallagher; Ziech, Aubameyang, Mt
Injured: Sterling, Fofana, Chilwell, Pulisic, Mendy, Kante, James, Broja, Zakaria, Havertz (questionable)
Matches between Liverpool and Chelsea
|KA||14/05/22||Chelsea 0:0 (5:6 d.) Liverpool|
|KL||27/02/22||Chelsea 0:0 (10:11 a.m.) Liverpool|
|VL||02/01/22||Chelsea 2:2 Liverpool|
|VL||28/08/21||Liverpool 1:1 Chelsea|
|VL||04/03/21||Liverpool 0:1 Chelsea|
|VL||20/09/20||Chelsea 0:2 Liverpool|