Swansea 2-2 Chelsea (Gylfi Sigurdsson, Leroy Fer – Diego Costa (2) first goalscorer)
Liverpool 4-1 Leicester (Roberto Firmino (2) first goalscorer, Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana – Jamie Vardy)
Kick Off: 20.00, 16/09/2016
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Head-to-head: Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea, Chelsea 1-3 Liverpool, Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool, Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea, Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea, Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool
* Liverpool to score over 1.5 goals @ 7/5
* Chelsea to score between 75:01 and full time @ 19/10
*Diego Costa to score in the match (check prices)
* Chelsea have scored in the final 10 minutes of all four Premier League games this season
* Liverpool have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 10 top-flight meetings with Chelsea
* These two teams have had the most goal attempts through the opening four gameweeks of the Premier League season – Chelsea 79 and Liverpool 72
A look at Chelsea’s betting odds
For anyone looking to side with the hosts in the Chelsea v Liverpool betting odds, then the performance of Diego Costa will be critical.
No Premier League player can trump Costa’s four goals so far this campaign, with his eight shots on target the best in the division and his 42 penalty-box touches second only to Swansea’s Fernando Llorente.
Liverpool look susceptible to conceding on the counter attack and have already shipped seven in four top-flight games to date. Meanwhile, if the Reds do tire as a result of their high-intensity pressing game, Chelsea are making a habit of scoring late.
They have netted in the final 10 minutes of all of their league outings so far under Antonio Conte.
Chelsea’s odds are 13/10 to beat Liverpool, 11/8 to net more in the second half than the first period and 19/10 to score at least once between the 75th minute and the final whistle.
A look at Liverpool’s betting odds
Following the four-goal assault on reigning Premier League champions Leicester at Anfield, Liverpool are now the division’s top scorers across the entirety of 2016, having netted 50 top-flight goals in the calendar year.
The fact that Chelsea have conceded the fewest shots in the box across the opening four weeks of the season suggests that Jurgen Klopp’s men may have some difficulty continuing their scoring competence at Stamford Bridge.
However, with Chelsea skipper John Terry not expected to feature after leaving the draw with Swansea on crutches because of an ankle injury, this is a big aid to Liverpool’s scoring threat.
Chelsea have shut out the opposition just once in their last 12 matches without Terry, which was a 4-0 romp over last season’s Premier League strugglers Aston Villa.
Liverpool’s odds of 2/1 to beat Chelsea therefore look attractive, as does the 7/5 that Klopp’s men score a minimum of two goals.