Chelsea vs Liverpool Prediction: teams news, lineup, preview
The Chelsea vs Liverpool match in the rescheduled Round 8 of the 2022/23 Premier League season took place on April 4th, and Live Football Schedule provided continuous updates on the team lineups, scores predictions, and analysis.
Chelsea vs Liverpool Preview
Analyzing the form of the Chelsea vs Liverpool match, both teams have surprised everyone with their current positions in the English Premier League, considering their status as contenders for the championship.
Chelsea, who invested heavily in two consecutive transfer windows, is now a challenging team to control under the management of Graham Potter. Their recent home defeat to Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge was a disaster for their fans.
Despite dominating possession and creating 22 shots on goal, The Blues suffered a 0-2 loss, while Aston Villa only had two shots on target. This result dropped Chelsea to 11th place in the Premier League, leading to impatience from the club’s leadership.
Recently, the management at Stamford Bridge decided to sack Graham Potter after only six months in charge, and Bruno Saltor will take on the interim coaching role for the time being.
Liverpool has also been going through a rough patch for the past month, having suffered three consecutive defeats, including crucial losses of the season. They were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid and in the recent Round 29, the team under the management of Klopp was overwhelmed 1-4 by Manchester City at their ground.
Despite currently sitting in eighth place in the English Premier League, Liverpool has a much better chance of qualifying for the Champions League than Chelsea.
Therefore, theoretically, the team from Port City will be more determined in the upcoming match. Although they are playing away, Liverpool is still slightly favored over their London-based opponents.
In terms of the squad, Chelsea has up to 7 injuries, with many of the key players from the defense like Silva and Azpilicueta being unavailable. The attacking trio of Mydryk-Felix-Havertz is still playing well, but they have been lacking precision in their finishing.
Liverpool also has some important absences in midfield with Thiago and Keita being unable to play. This has also led to their expensive front line of Salah-Gakpo-Nunez struggling to score in recent games.
Chelsea: Kepa; Cucurella, Koulibaly, James; Chilwell, Kovacic, Enzo, Cheek; Mydryk, Felix, Havertz.
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Elliott; Salah, Gakpo, Nunez.
Chelsea vs Liverpool head to head
If we only count the official 90 minutes, Chelsea and Liverpool can be considered fierce opponents as they have drawn 5 times in their recent encounters.
Chelsea’s form is currently more stable, having only lost once in their last 5 games, while The Kop has suffered 3 consecutive defeats in recent times.
Prediction for the Chelsea vs Liverpool match
The upcoming match between Chelsea and Liverpool no longer has the same appeal to both fans and the media as in previous seasons. According to former footballer Danny Murphy, this is a time when both teams enter the field with a sense of uncertainty. They both want to win but don’t know how to. Chelsea has a slight advantage with the home-field advantage of Stamford Bridge, along with a good record against Liverpool in recent years.
With the declining attacking form of both Chelsea and Liverpool, it is difficult to expect a high-scoring game. Everything is likely to be decided by a set piece, as the match is expected to be extremely tight.
Score prediction: Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool.
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