Chelsea and Liverpool
One month after their clash for the European Super Cup in Istanbul, Chelsea and Liverpool meet once again in a derby fixture from the sixth round of the Premier League. Let’s take a look at this game in our English Premier League predictions for today.
The gap between these two teams right now is seven points in favour of Liverpool, who are currently at the top of the standings. This is the reason why Chelsea need to win this game at any cost in order to get closer to the top.
Chelsea’s manager Frank Lampard has to deal with some problems before the game. Key players in his team like N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger are recovering from injuries, while Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek also remain sidelined. Mason Mount is doubtful.
The Blues are approaching this derby against Liverpool in a bad mood. The reason for that is the fact that during the week Chelsea started their Champions League campaign with a defeat at home. Frank Lampard’s team hosted Valencia at the Stamford Bridge and suffered a 0-1 loss. Surely it was not the beginning they expected.
Liverpool are in a pretty similar situation at the moment, because the Reds also started with a loss in the Champions League. For a second consecutive year Jurgen Klopp’s team lost against Napoli at the San Paolo. This time the Italian team beat the current European champion with 2-0.
But in the Premier League Liverpool remain just flawless – five wins from five games played and the top of the table. Jurgen Klopp still can’t use his titular number one Alisson and the midfielder Naby Keita, but the Reds are doing pretty fine without them, too.
What can we add up in our English Premier League predictions for today for the game between Chelsea and Liverpool? Probably the Reds are favourites to take the win at the Stamford Bridge, but let’s see how Lampard’s boys are going to respond.