Liverpool – Chelsea will be an incredible game at Anfield on Thursday (starting time 3:15 p.m. ET at Peacock Premium) as both Premier League giants are embroiled in a battle for the top four.
Chelsea currently has 44 Points in the Premier League while Liverpool has 43. This is crucial to the four biggest hopes.
Liverpool have taken a morally positive win at Sheffield United but continue to struggle with defensive injuries. Jürgen Klopp’s team is fighting its way through and, like Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League, has been in a positive position in the last 16 games. All is not lost for the reigning Premier League champions when Klopp takes on his compatriot Thomas Tuchel.
As for Chelsea, Tuchel remains unbeaten as a coach and he has strengthened his defensive problems in order to lay the foundation for his magic for the Creating blues. Last weekend’s grumpy draw with Manchester United showed that he might need to loosen up a bit, but it is moving things in the right direction.
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Liverpool have to do without Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez in the long term, while Joel Matip is absent. People like Fabinho and Diogo Jota are making strides on their return from injury, while Jordan Henderson is out with a groin injury until April.
Chelsea are sweating on the fitness of Thiago Silva, who has been missing since Tottenham win last month. Callum Hudson-Odoi had a hamstring injury. USMNT star Christian Pulisic came off the bench against Man United and played on a wrong ninth position.
Jürgen Klopp on Liverpool’s fights: “Most of the problems are due to the injury situation. This year we faced completely new problems. I’ve never had to change the last line every week – and I’ve been doing the job for 20 years. I’m a much better manager this season than I was before because normally you don’t have to think about these things, but now I have to think about them all the time. «
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante says they will play in Liverpool: » It’s a very important game for us. We’re very close in the league and want to win there. We know it won’t be easy but we got there with hope and I’m sure we can get a good result from Anfield. We have to do everything possible to reach this top 4. “
Liverpool is 125 to be won and is the favorite while Chelsea is 205 to be won. The draw is 245.
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I’ll be referring to here focus on a home win. Despite their injuries, Liverpool are showing signs of improvement and Chelsea are struggling to score goals on attack. I think Mane and Salah will come up with the goods. Liverpool 2-1 Chelsea.
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