Kick-off: 1730, 29/09/2018
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
TV: BT Sport
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What Trueform says for Chelsea vs Liverpool
Chelsea edged out Liverpool in the EFL Cup on Wednesday and our Trueform chart suggests they can also come out on top in a quick Premier League rematch.
The Blues have achieved higher ratings than the Reds three times in the last five rounds of fixtures in this competition, with one other mark pretty much level.
Home advantage this time gives the London outfit another slight boost and 37/20 for them to prevail is our first Chelsea vs Liverpool prediction.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea dropped their first points of the season when held to a 0-0 draw at West Ham last weekend, but have been banging in the goals on home turf.
Maurizio Sarri’s side have netted nine times in wins over Arsenal, Bournemouth and Cardiff at this venue.
Eden Hazard hit a hat-trick in the last game here against the Bluebirds and his wonder-strike settled the 2-1 midweek triumph at Anfield.
Assistant boss Gianfranco Zola beamed: “I think Eden is one of the best players in Europe and one of the best players in the world, for sure, and what he’s done, that goal, is proof of that.
“He is getting better and better. He is doing the right things at the right moment and in a wonderful way.”
Last Chelsea EPL line-up: Kepa, Rudiger, Alonso, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Hazard, Giroud, Willian.
Andreas Christensen should be fit after shaking off a stomach bug. Antonio Rudiger (groin), Pedro (shoulder) and Ruben Loftus-Cheek (shin) must still prove their fitness, but are all back in training.
A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds
Both teams made a number of changes for the cup clash and Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to now recapture the sparkle which had seen Liverpool rattle off six straight Premier League wins and beat PSG in Europe.
Reflecting on Wednesday’s Anfield loss, Klopp commented: “I don’t feel bad, because it was only unlucky.
“You have a free-kick that was maybe no free-kick. And the other one – maybe in the future when you use VAR then you say: ‘OK, that’s offside’.”
The Reds have already won away to Crystal Palace, Leicester and Tottenham in the league, bagging a brace of goals in each of those games.
With Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino among those set to return to the starting line-up, it is always hard to see Liverpool drawing a blank up front.
However, we still think the Blues will shade this match too, so 7/2 for a home win and both teams to score completes our Chelsea vs Liverpool betting tips.
Last Liverpool EPL line-up: Alisson, Van Dijk, Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Shaqiri.
Virgil van Dijk is a major injury doubt. The defender aggravated a rib problem in the Reds’ 3-0 victory over Southampton last week and has not trained with the first team since, so Dejan Lovren could start.
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Georginio Wijnaldum have recovered from a knock and illness respectively.
LIVERPOOL 1-2 CHELSEA – Daniel Sturridge + Emerson, Eden Hazard
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