Chelsea v Liverpool Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

September 25, 2018

- Grant Whittington

Stamford Bridge - Premier League

Premier League leaders Liverpool go to Stamford Bridge for the Saturday evening kick off this week, looking to preserve their 100% record this season.

Past Meetings

Chelsea won 1-0 in the home leg of their Premier League encounters with Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool last season, with a 1-1 draw at Anfield.

However Liverpool do have a good recent record at Stamford Bridge, winning two of their last three matches in West London.

Team News

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri hand late fitness tests to defender Antonio Rudiger and striker Pedro, before deciding on his starting line up for this game.

Liverpool defencer Virgil Van Dijk should shake off a minor injury to start, with fellow central defenders Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren also pushing for a recall. Adam Lallana and Divock Origi are both back in light training, and are still some way from full match fitness.

Chelsea v Liverpool Preview and Predictions

Sarri has enjoyed an excellent start to life as Chelsea boss, unbeaten in league and European action so far, with a 0-0 draw at West Ham last weekend the only hiccup.

Liverpool do have a 100% record so far this season, leading the way ahead of Chelsea and Manchester City after six Premier League games.

This game is likely to be tense, as recent meetings between them have been, and the toughest examination that both managers have faced so far in 2018-19.

Given the recent record for draws between these two, five in their last ten meetings in league and cup action, it looks like this could end in stalemate - with a draw priced at 23/10.

Despite Liverpool's excellent goal scoring form this season, of 14 goals in six games, Chelsea have excelled defensively, with just three goals conceded at home in the league.

With this clash likely to be closely fought, an under 2.5 total goals scored bet is a good betting option, available at 6/5.

Recommended Bets

A 1-1 draw at 6/1

This score line has featured in all five of the draws between these two in the past four seasons, and it looks on the cards to rear its head again. Liverpool have been in blistering form so far, but Sarri's Chelsea have got themselves together very quickly this season, as the Italian looks to impose himself on the league.

Mo Salah to score first at 4/1

Egyptian international Salah scored against his old side last season, as part of his 42 goal haul for 2017-18, and he will be the danger man again this time around. Whilst he is yet to really catch fire this season, he has still netted three goals already in the Premier League.

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