Liverpool will face the Blues at the Anfield on Sunday in the Premier League. The match is going to be important for both the sides as both of them will wish to win this contest for different reasons. Liverpool will try to seal all three points from this contest as they are in the title race of the Premier League. One slip from here will just take the title away from them. This match will certainly remember you of the slip of Steven Gerrard few seasons back against Chelsea. Liverpool were not able to make a comeback from that slip to win a Premier League title till now. The players of the Reds will certainly not wish to make the same mistakes again in this season. The Reds are very close to the title this season and they certainly deserve to win the title this time.
On the other hand, the Blues will be trying to win this contest for another season. This season did not go according to the plans of the club management. However, 4 back to back wins in all competitions have certainly kept Chelsea in a good position in the Premier League. The Blues are fighting hard to get a place in the top four positions in the Premier League in this season. The gap between the opposition sides fighting for the top four spots are really less. So, one loss or draw from here on will certainly affect the position in the League Table at this moment. So, the Blues will also be desperate to win this contest for their own sake.
Team News :
After the convincing 2-0 win against Porto in the first leg of the Champions League on Tuesday the Reds will certainly be confident of going through to the semis of the tournament in this season. So, their main focus will now be on the match against Chelsea. The Reds need to win this match badly.
Otherwise, Manchester City will be eyeing to win the title for consecutive two seasons. Andy Roberson did not play in the match against Porto in the Champions League as he was suspended. He will certainly start against the Blues at the Anfield on Sunday. Otherwise, the manager of the Reds are going to field the same team again on Sunday.
The manager of the Blues, Maurizio Sarri is certainly going to make some changes in the starting eleven. N’Golo Kante, Eden Hazard, David Luiz and Callum Hudson Odoi will be back in the starting lineup of the Blues. Ruben Loftus Cheek might also be recalled to take the place of Ross Barkley in the midfield. Emerson Palmieri might start as the left back of the Blues in place of Marcos Alonso on Sunday at the Anfield.
Predicted Starting Eleven :
Goalkeeper : Alisson
Defenders : Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson.
Midfielders : Henderson, Fabinho, Keita.
Attackers : Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Goalkeeper : Kepa
Defenders : Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Emerson.
Midfielders : Kante, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek.
Attackers : Hudson-Odoi, Higuain, Hazard.
My Predicted Scoreline :
Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea.