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Liverpool V Chelsea – Team News, Predicted XI And Betting Odds

With Chelsea keen to stay in the race for a top-four place, next Sunday’s game against Liverpool looks set to be a crucial fixture in both team’s seasons.

The Reds will go into the match with title rivals Manchester City having played earlier in the afternoon so they may find themselves in second place at kick off.

Maurizio Sarri will want to take advantage of the pressure the Anfield crowd will put on their side, and to exploit the home team on the counter-attack with his speedy youngsters.

The Blues have already won at the ground earlier this season in the Carabao Cup so that experience may play a role in getting a result this weekend.

Chelsea have Ethan Ampadu out due to a back problem, while Marco van Ginkel continues his long recovery from an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Eden Hazard provided both goals for the Blues last night in their impressive win over West Ham. The Belgian was at his very best as he beat five Hammers players before slotting the ball past Fabianski with a composed finish on 24 minutes and he added another fine strike on 90 minutes. The Chelsea boss continued with his recent youthful selections as both Loftus-Cheek and Hudson-Odoi made the starting XI last night which will have pleased many Blues fans who are keen to see quality youth in the side.

Chelsea’s Predicted XI To Face Liverpool:

Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, David Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Higuain, Hazard

Liverpool will likely welcome back Joe Gomez to the squad, following four months out with a fractured leg, but Adam Lallana is a slight doubt due to a muscular problem.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered a minor hamstring injury during his comeback from a year out of the game and is still building up his fitness ahead of a first-team return.

Liverpool’s Predicted XI:

Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Keita, Salah, Firmino, Mane

The premier league odds for the match see Chelsea as underdogs with the Blues 9/2 to come out with a win. A draw is currently 17/4 while Liverpool are 4/7 odds-on favourites to get the victory.

Predicted Score – 1-1

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