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Chelsea vs Liverpool - Match Preview

28 Sep 2018 Ed Mackey ENGLAND: Premier League
ENGLAND: Premier League

Chelsea FC

  • W
  • W
  • W
  • D
  • W


16:30 GMT
29 September 2018

Liverpool FC

  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • L

16:30 GMT 29 September 2018

This weekend sees one of the best Premier League match-ups of recent history as Liverpool make the trip down south to West London in order to face Chelsea. This comes just four days after the two sides met in the Carabao Cup, the Blues came out on top thanks to a fantastic solo winner from Eden Hazard.


  • Chelsea have started life under Maurizio Sarri in almost impeccable fashion as they are still unbeaten in the league. They had won each of their five opening games but as they went to make it six last week, West Ham stopped them in their tracks by holding them a 0-0 draw at the London Stadium. As mentioned, they made their way into the Carabao Cup fourth round on Wednesday night as they came from behind to beat Liverpool at Anfield.
  • Jurgen Klopp’s side’s start to life in the league this term has been even better as they have won all six of their opening fixtures. They continued their good run of form with a convincing 3-0 victory over Southampton last weekend but their run in all competitions came to an end at the hands of Saturday’s opponents in the cup. It does now mean that the Reds can focus on the Premier League and the Champions League.
  • Eden Hazard is on absolute fire at the moment and he is being named the best player in the league by plenty of pundits. He’s the joint top scorer so far with five goals and will want to get another against the Merseyside club.
  • Sadio Mane is one of the four top-flight players with just one less goal in the league as he has four at this stage of the campaign.


The last five Premier League fixtures between Chelsea and Liverpool have been quite equal as both sides have won one apiece with three draws making up the rest of the results. The Blues won this fixture 1-0 last season following a 1-1 draw at Anfield. However, Liverpool won at Stamford Bridge at the beginning of the 2016/17 campaign where it ended 2-1. Both teams usually score in this fixture and it has happened in six of the last seven matches but over 2.5 goals have been scored just twice with four of those games finishing 1-1.


A home win would take Chelsea top of the league at least until Man City play as this game is tomorrow’s early kick-off. Three players face late fitness tests following recent knocks: Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Pedro whilst Ruben Loftus-Cheek isn’t likely to be involved.

Latest matches: Chelsea FC

26.09.2018 EFL Liverpool FC Chelsea FC 1:2 W
23.09.2018 Prem West Ham United Chelsea FC 0:0 D
20.09.2018 UEFA PAOK FC Chelsea FC 0:1 W
15.09.2018 Prem Chelsea FC Cardiff City 4:1 W
01.09.2018 Prem Chelsea FC Bournemouth AFC 2:0 W


A win for the visitors would see them extend their lead at the top to five points and would also increase their 100% league record to seven matches. Virgil van Dijk is expected to return to the starting XI while Trent Alexander-Arnold and Georginio Wijnaldum face fitness tests. Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are still sidelined.

Latest matches: Liverpool FC

26.09.2018 EFL Liverpool FC Chelsea FC 1:2 L
22.09.2018 Prem Liverpool FC Southampton FC 3:0 W
18.09.2018 UEFA Liverpool FC Paris St Germain 3:2 W
15.09.2018 Prem Tottenham Hotspur Liverpool FC 1:2 W
01.09.2018 Prem Leicester City Liverpool FC 1:2 W


It’s a really tough game to call and with so many draws in the recent fixtures, it is very likely that this game will end the same way. Both teams are in good form and their star men are playing well so it has all the makings to be a fantastic contest. Both teams to score looks almost certain while over 2.5 goals should also come in.

About the author - Ed Mackey

Experienced sports writer and huge Leicester City fan.

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