Liverpool v Chelsea: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's top clash in the Premier League

Five points separate the Premier League’s two top teams before they clash at Anfield on Sunday. Liverpool are unbeaten in 16 consecutive matches while in comparison Chelsea have experienced a few slips during the run-in, including the loss to Sunderland last time out.

While Liverpool can afford to draw against Chelsea this weekend and keep their fate in their own hands, Chelsea desperately need a win if they are to retain any hope. Given Liverpool’s impressive form this season the match will not be an easy task for the Blues, particularly if Jose Mourinho carries out his threat to play a weakened team.

While Liverpool might have Daniel Agger in the starting line-up, another Dane can get his debut in the Premier League as reports suggests that 18-year old Andreas Christensen could start in the centre of defence for Chelsea.

KICK-OFF: Sunday, 2.05pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Chelsea 2 (Hazard, Eto’o) Liverpool 1 (Skrtel), Premier League, December 2013

Liverpool 2 (Sturridge, Suarez) Chelsea 2 (Oscar, Hazard), Premier League, April 2013

Chelsea 1 (Terry) Liverpool 1 (Suarez), Premier League, November 2012

STATS…

  • Jose Mourinho has won six, drawn one and only lost one of his eight previous Premier League meetings with Liverpool
  • Torres has scored 45 goals at Anfield, 10 more than Luis Suarez
  • However, he is yet to score in 337 Premier League minutes against his former club in the Premier League
  • Liverpool are the only team yet to lose any points from a winning position at home this season

ODDS…

Liverpool to win: 1.61

Chelsea to win: 5.0

Draw: 4.0

TV: Live on SkySports1 at 2.05pm, highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm.

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