Liverpool vs. Chelsea: Premier League – Match Preview

The Premier League chasing pack will be cheering on Liverpool on Tuesday evening as they entertain the league leaders Chelsea.

Liverpool endured a nightmare week in the build up to this fixture, losing three consecutive home games in different competitions.

Beaten by Swansea City in the Premier League, they were then defeated by Southampton and Wolves in the EFL & FA Cup respectively.

Chelsea progressed through in the FA Cup, easing to a 4-0 success over Championship side Brentford.

They beat Hull City last time in the league to extend further their lead at the top, after numerous rivals dropped points.

Premier League form: Liverpool W2 D2 L1; Chelsea W4 D0 L1
Premier League top scorers
Liverpool – Sadio Mane 9 goals
Chelsea – Diego Costa 15 goals

Match history
Liverpool recorded a 2-1 win away to Chelsea earlier in the season, however since then Chelsea have dropped just six points!

Liverpool are unbeaten in four against the Blues, since a 2-1 home loss back in 2014.

Last five Premier League meetings
Chelsea 1 Liverpool 2 – 15/09/16
Liverpool 1 Chelsea 1 – 11/05/16
Chelsea 1 Liverpool 3 – 31/10/15
Chelsea 1 Liverpool 1 – 10/05/15
Liverpool 1 Chelsea 2 – 08/11/14

Chelsea HT / Draw FT – 16/1 with Bet Victor

Team news
Sadio Mane is likely to be on the bench here following Senegal’s elimination from the African Cup of Nations.

Adam Lallana is a doubt but should start here, although Nathaniel Clyne is likely to miss out again.

Chelsea have a fully fit squad available here and Diego Costa will continue up front.

There is unlikely to be any surprises in their XI here, with Cesc Fabregas, Willian and Michy Batshuayi to be named among the substitutes.

Expected starting XI’s
Liverpool (4-3-3): Mignolet; Arnold, Lovren, Matip, Milner; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Can; Lallana, Firmino, Coutinho
Chelsea (3-4-3): Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Matic, Kante, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard


Result: Draw (23/10 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 1-1 (6/1 with Bet Victor)

Anytime Goalscorer: Diego Costa (7/4 with 888 Sport)

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