17:30 GMT 25 November 2017
As we head ever closer to the busy Christmas period in the Premier League, there is plenty of great top-flight football between now and then. This weekend sees a clash between two of the league’s strongest teams as Liverpool play host to Chelsea at Anfield on Saturday afternoon. Jürgen Klopp’s side are 5th in the table behind both Manchester teams, Chelsea and Tottenham. The Blues are 3rd in the table after a poor start to their title defence.
Chelsea have struggled against Liverpool in the last couple of years and they haven’t beaten the Merseysiders in the last seven meetings across all competitions. In six of those seven matches, both sides have scored but there have been more than 3.5 match goals in just one of them with four 1-1 draws! The last time Chelsea beat Liverpool was just over three years ago as Diego Costa and Gary Cahill pulled it back for the Blues after Emre Can’s opener.
A win for the Reds would definitely take them into the top four as they would leapfrog Chelsea and if Spurs were to lose or draw, Klopp’s side could go third. They may also have a couple of players returning from injury as Adam Lallana is expected to make it into the side after a hamstring problem while Joel Matip should also be included in the matchday squad. Latest matches: Liverpool FC
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Latest matches: Liverpool FC
Chelsea can overlap Manchester United with three points against Liverpool but may also find themselves in fifth by the end of the weekend if they lose. Victor Moses could return to the squad after a hamstring injury but it is too early for Michy Batshuayi to recover from injury.
Latest matches: Chelsea FC
|22.11.2017||UEFA||Qarabag FK||Chelsea FC||0:4||W|
|18.11.2017||Prem||West Bromwich Albion||Chelsea FC||0:4||W|
|05.11.2017||Prem||Chelsea FC||Manchester United||1:0||W|
|31.10.2017||UEFA||AS Roma||Chelsea FC||3:0||L|
|28.10.2017||Prem||Bournemouth AFC||Chelsea FC||0:1||W|
This looks set to be a high-scoring game, despite the lack of goals in this fixture over the last few years. Chelsea have the marginally stronger team and better form but on their day, Liverpool are devastating at Anfield and their star-studded attack can be among the best in the world. A draw is a real possibility and I can see there being plenty of goals.
25 November 2017 - 17:30 GMT
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