Chelsea host the visiting Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League game on Sunday.
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Chelsea will be looking for another win after the 1-3 Premier League victory vs Brighton & Hove Albion.
In that match, Chelsea had 48% possession and 10 shots at goal with 5 on target. For Chelsea, the goals were scored by Jorginho (23'), Reece James (56') and Kurt Zouma (66'). For their opponents, Brighton & Hove Albion got 13 shots at goal with 3 on target. Leandro Trossard (54') was the scorer for Brighton & Hove Albion.
It has not been often in recent times that Chelsea haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that The Blues have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 13 goals during that time.
Looking at their past form shows that Chelsea:
- haven't won against Liverpool in their last 4 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 6 home league matches.
Liverpool go into this encounter after a 4-3 Premier League win to defeat Leeds United in their last game.
In that game, Liverpool had 48% possession and 22 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For Liverpool, the goals were scored by Mohamed Salah (4', 33', 88') and Virgil van Dijk (20'). On the other side, Leeds United got 6 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Jack Harrison (12'), Patrick Bamford (30') and Mateusz Klich (66') scored for Leeds United.
The stats don’t lie, and Liverpool have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 11 goals overall. Defensively, The Reds can certainly do much better. In any event, we must now wait to see whether the trend will persist in this upcoming match or not.
Heading into this contest, Liverpool remain undefeated by Chelsea when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their past head-to-head meetings going back to 29/09/2018 shows us that Chelsea have won 1 of these games & Liverpool 3, with the tally of drawn matches being 2.
21 goals were scored between them in these games, with 9 for The Blues and 12 coming from The Reds. The average goals per game has been 3.5.
The last league contest between these sides was Premier League match day 37 on 22/07/2020 which ended up with the score at Liverpool 5-3 Chelsea.
That time, Liverpool had 50% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 7 on target. The goalscorers were Naby Keïta (23'), Trent Alexander-Arnold (38'), Georginio Wijnaldum (43'), Roberto Firmino (54') and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (84').
At the other end, Chelsea had 10 shots on goal with 5 on target. Olivier Giroud (45'), Tammy Abraham (61') and Christian Pulisic (73') scored.
The match was refereed by Andre Marriner.
Team News: Chelsea
Ben Chilwell (Foot Injury), Abdul Rahman Baba (Knee Injury), Charly Musonda Jr. (Knee Surgery), Thiago Silva (Knock), Billy Gilmour (Knee Injury), Christian Pulisic (Hamstring Injury), Marco van Ginkel (Knee Injury) and Hakim Ziyech (Knee Injury) won’t be able to feature for Chelsea gaffer Frank Lampard.
Team News: Liverpool
Owing to a fully healthy squad ready to go, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has no fitness worries at all before this clash.
Chelsea are certainly able to score a goal against this Liverpool side, although just one goal might not be as many as they’ll concede.
Our tip is for a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 winning score for Liverpool by the conclusion of the game. It should be a decent one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stamford Bridge (41,631)
Captain: César Azpilicueta
Chairman: Bruce Buck
Manager: Frank Lampard
Competitions: Premier League position 3