Chelsea vs Liverpool (September 22, 4.30pm) is the highlight of four Premier league Sunday afternoon fixtures this week. Liverpool have started the season in excellent form and can already boast a win over Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup. But Chelsea seem to be finding their swagger after a slow start under new boss Frank Lampard and will be feeling confident after scoring five goals away at Wolves last weekend,
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Chelsea v Liverpool Free Tips Analysis
16:30 Kick Off on 22nd Sept
A strong Liverpool side may have been beaten by Napoli in the Champions League in mid-week, but they’ve notched up five wins in five games in the Premier League. Norwich, Arsenal, and Burnley caused them few problems, and even an early Newcastle goal at Anfield last week couldn’t knock them out of their stride.
This always looked likely to be a transitional season for Chelsea, with new manager Frank Lampard’s attacking mantra a much more positive style of football than many of his recent predecessors. The season started poorly with a 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford, but they did take Liverpool to a penalty shootout in the Super Cup.
They’ve not impressed everyone since, with home draws against Leicester and Sheffield United suggesting their defending still needs to improve. However, their recent games have been very entertaining with their last three producing 16 goals. But they also lost in the Champions League in mid-week, suggesting they may be vulnerable against high-class teams.
Chelsea vs Liverpool Head-To-Heads
After 54 Premier League head-to-heads, Chelsea and Liverpool have each recorded 14 home wins, six away wins, and 6 draws.
Recent games between the two sides have been low-scoring affairs.
Liverpool won 2-0 at home last season and drew 1-1 at Stamford Bridge. The previous season, Chelsea won 1-0 at home and drew 1-1 at Anfield.
Chelsea vs Liverpool Team News
Chelsea will be relieved that the knock Mason Mount picked up against Valencia in mid-week is not that serious, but it could still side-line the impressive young midfielder for this weekend’s big game.
Liverpool reported no new injury worries after their defeat to Napoli.