Chelsea vs Liverpool: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
Chelsea and Liverpool meet for a blockbuster bout in the Premier League to ring in the New Year on Sunday.
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Chelsea and Liverpool converge on Stamford Bridge with both title aspirants looking for an immediate reaction following dropped points in midweek. A defeat at the hands of Leicester for Liverpool and a draw against Brighton for Chelsea has just given Man City a gaping eight-point lead at the Premier League summit.
Both Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel have been very vocal about their unease with the Premier League’s festive calendar, but with the fixture pile up now set to subside, the German coaches will be looking to start the New Year with a bang and firmly remain in the slipstream of Pep Guardiola’s table-topping City.
Liverpool have won their last two Premier League away games against Chelsea, while the Blues haven’t won the opening league game of a New Year in any of the last five seasons, since beating Crystal Palace 3-0 in 2016, so the form book is very much in the travelling Merseysider’s favour, but that eluded them last time out.
A skeletal Leicester defence was able to keep a lid on the division’s then most prolific side, with Liverpool firing a rare blank, so Klopp will be eyeing up a big response from his charges after that banana skin. Tuchel likewise saw unlikely hero Danny Welbeck snatch a draw at the death, so he will be looking for a reaction.
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Chelsea vs Liverpool: Match Stats
Former Chelsea forward Mohamed Salah enters this contest in the form of his life. He has been directly involved in 13 goals across his previous 13 Premier League games in London (eight goals and five assists), so he will be relishing this trip to the capital. Incredibly, no Liverpool player has scored more Premier League goals in London than Salah (13, level with Steven Gerrard).
The 29-year-old has also taken on more shots than any other player in the Premier League this season (76), while he is also the only player with over 20 shots on target (35). Having not found the back of the net in his last two games, Salah will be baying for blood here.
28 Aug 2021 – Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea – Premier League
04 Mar 2021 – Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea – Premier League
20 Sep 2020 – Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool – Premier League
22 Jul 2020 – Liverpool 5-3 Chelsea – Premier League
03 Mar 2020 – Chelsea 2-0 Liverpool – FA Cup
As mentioned, the Reds have sealed victory in their last two Premier League games against Chelsea at the Bridge. You would have to go back to the 90s for the last time a visiting team won three consecutively away to Chelsea in the competition, with Blackburn Rovers doing so between 1993/94 and 1995/96.