Chelsea vs Liverpool Preview

September 28, 2018
By: Deke Hardman


Saturday’s Premier League action concludes at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea take on Liverpool.

The two sides met as recently as on Wednesday evening with the Blues running out winners in their EFL Cup Third Round tie thanks to a superb winner from Eden Hazard.

In the league Maurizio Sarri’s men saw their winning start to the campaign end at West Ham United last weekend with the game finishing goalless though they will reclaim top spot with victory here.

Antonio Rudiger suffered a groin injury at the London Stadium and will be assessed ahead of kick-off though Pedro and Reuben Loftus-Cheek both remain sidelined.

Hazard, who has six goals in seven appearances so far this season is 6.5 (11/2) to open the scoring ahead of 7.0 (6/1) chance Alvaro Morata.

The home win is as highly priced as the 2.85 (24/13) on offer from Unibet with the visitors favourites at 2.55 (31/20). The draw can be backed at 3.6 (13/5) with most firms.

The league leaders made it six wins from six after thumping Southampton 3-0 at Anfield last time out in the league with their defeat to Chelsea on Wednesday their first since they lost the Champions League final back in May.

Victory will of course see them tighten their grip on first place though a draw would give Manchester City the chance to leapfrog them later in the day with the Champions taking on Brighton and Hove Albion at the Etihad Stadium.

Virgil van Dijk may return to the matchday squad though he hasn’t trained since picking up a rib injury last weekend while Trent Alexander-Arnold should play after overcoming illness.

Mo Salah is favourite to get the first goal of the game at 5.5 (9/2) while Daniel Sturridge is a 7.0 (6/1) chance with Unibet having scored in each of his last two appearances.

Both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings between the sides and you can back that outcome this time around at 1.57 (4/7) with Betfair while some firms offer 1.62 (8/13) for there to be a goal in both halves of the game.

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