Chelsea vs Liverpool
Chelsea host Liverpool at Stamford bridge in a match of importance for both clubs. I still think the importance for Chelsea to win it is bigger, because they are chasing Tottenham and Liverpool for a CL place. A draw or a loss will mean that Chelsea will finish at 5th position almost for sure with 5/6 points behind their opponents and two matches left. When we know that they have to play only at home, it looks like mission impossible for Chelsea, so only 3 points are needed here and also to wait for a wrong step by Liverpool or Tottenham in their last matches.
Chelsea are with totally fresh team. Azpilicueta is back in the starting line-up after 3-matches suspension. Chelsea will miss only David Luiz, but his role during this season is so low, so that's not so important miss for the team when you have on the bench player like Christensen who is expected to be substitute and Cahill to start together with Azpilicueta and Rudiger. Liverpool will miss much more players and most of them are in the midfield which is not good when you play against a team like Chelsea with strong midfield. Out for the visitors ate Lallana, Chamberlain, Can, Matip and Joseph Gomez. They just don't have options and Klopp will have to use the same midfield with Milner, Henderson and Wijnaldum, maybe the attack will also be the same with Mo Salah, Firmino and Mane.
I know that Chelsea play so hard in the last couple of home games against Liverpool, but they haven't been in such a position for so long to play against their opponent in this part of the season after CL 2nd leg, where Liverpool put so much energy. I think the tireness will have an enormous influence here and although Liverpool have such a strong attack, if they lack of freshness, Chelsea can outscore them easily like Roma did. You all saw how many mistakes can make Liverpool defense and if this happens today, I am sure Chelsea can score at least two or three times. With players like William, Pedro, Hazard, Morata, Fabregas it won't be such a hard task. I know about the golden boot reward which is important for Salah, but please two matches left, Kane is in awful form and I think Salah has four goals advantage..he is the winner in this competition. If we want to see Liverpool and Tottenham home matches of high importance, Chelsea have to win here and I have the feeling they will do it easy or hard and will stop the negative results against Liverpool at Stamford bridge.
If you don't agree with me, okay, just miss that pick :) I know there are a lot of people who support Liverpool and don't want such a scenario to happen, just expressed my thought and feeling about the outcome. I want drama till the final round even for CL places and I think we will have it.
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Chelsea vs Liverpool prediction
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