Liverpool vs Chelsea Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News 1

Liverpool vs Chelsea
English Premier League, England
Date: Sunday, 14th April 2019
Kick off at: 15.30 GMT
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool, England

Liverpool remain keen on maintaining their lead at the top of Premier League this weekend. However, The Reds will face a tough test on Sunday as they host Chelsea at Anfield.

Liverpool vs Chelsea Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for this Sunday Premier League clash.  Let’s take a look at the possible lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting all three points.

Liverpool

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Alisson(g);Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson(def);Henderson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho(mid);Salah, Firmino, Mane(att).

Chelsea

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Kepa(g);Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Emerson(def);Jorginho, Kante, Loftus-Cheek(mid); Hudson-Odoi, Higuain, Hazard(att).

Recent Form

Before going into this weekend Premier League clash, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.

Liverpool

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WWWWW

The Reds have been in an excellent form of late as they won all of their last five fixtures. Jurgen Klopp’s men’s last match was an important 2-0 victory over FC Porto in Champions League.

Liverpool latest league game also ended with three points as they beat Southampton 3-1. Playing at Anfield, Klopp’s side will be targeting nothing other than three points.

Chelsea

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :LWWWW

The Blues themselves have also been enjoying a pretty good run of form recently. After their defeat against Everton, Maurizio Sarri’s men have won all of their next four matches in all competition.

In the league, their last win was a comfortable 2-0 home victory against West Ham. Meanwhile, this past midweek they snatched a 1-0 away win against Slavia Praha in Europa League.

Team News

Liverpool

The Reds will still be without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Adam Lalana this weekend due to injury. Fortunately, other players are fit to play any part for their weekend encounter.

Liverpool set to keep Joel Matip and Virgil Van Dijk’s partnership at the back. Meanwhile, up front, their trio of Salah, Mane along with Firmino remain as the Reds’ main threat.

Chelsea

Sarri continue to have a relatively injury free main players to pick for Sunday. N’Golo Kante set to partner Jorginho again midfield with the third spot could be given to Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Eden Hazard remain as key player up front for Chelsea as he can decide games on his own. Despite his struggle, Gonzalo Higuain will get the nod to start again on Sunday.

Head to Head Records:

The last five meetings between both teams have actually gone in favor of Chelsea with two wins and three draws.

Their latest matchup at Anfield back on September 27, 2018 ended with a 2-1 victory for The Blues.

Match Prediction

Playing at Anfield will give that extra morale boost for the Reds that can help them getting all three points. Beating Chelsea won’t be easy as their recent record against The Blues haven’t been convincing.

Chelsea themselves are also in a confidence mood after getting their fourth consecutive wins on midweek. Liverpool maybe favorite, but The Blues can always give some shocking result.

Final Score: 1-1

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