Chelsea vs. Liverpool / Premier League – On Sunday, we have the remaining three games on the program in the penultimate 37th round of the English Premier League, and certainly the biggest attention is focused on this duel between two old rivals Chelsea and Liverpool. Both teams are still in the game for placement in the Champions League, but the “Blues” are in a much worse situation because they are in the fifth place on the table, and with one match they have six points less than the third Reds, which have already mastered them twice in a row at Stamford Bridge. Begins: 06.05.2018. – 17:30 CET
On the other hand, their last three duels at Anfield have ended with a draw, which only tells us that the team of Chelsea will now have plenty of motives to finally celebrate over the Reds. Especially because they would thus still remain in the game for placement for the Champions League, because they are currently lagging five points for the fourth Tottenham, while we have already said that the third Liverpool is six points away, but they also have one more match than Chelsea.
Last year's English champions are welcoming this derby with the Reds in very good shape because they have celebrated over Southampton, Burnley and Swansea as guests, while they also mastered the team of Southampton with 2-0 in the FA Cup semi-finals, where they will fight for Manchester United in two weeks. However, at this point, they are completely focused on this crucial championship match with Liverpool, for which they cannot count only on the injured striker Luiz.
Probable lineups Chelsea: Courtois – Azpilicueta, Cahill, Rudiger – Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso – Willian, Hazard – Giroud
Unlike Chelsea, the team of Liverpool is much more relaxed before this Premier League derby, as they currently have six points more than the “Blues” from London, while the fourth Tottenham is below them on the table, which has one point less at this point. In addition, they are welcoming the team of Brighton in the last round, so the case of a defeat at Stamford Bridge, they would still decide on placement in the Champions League.
In that competition last week, the Reds won the placement in the big finals, where they would otherwise compare the strengths with the title defender, Madrid's Real, in the capital of Ukraine, Kiev. However, we have to point out that coach Klopp’s players had a lot of luck in those semi-final duels with Italian Roma, but in the end they managed to go further from with a total of 7-6. We should also add Matip and Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can and Lallana, will miss this duel on Sunday due to injuries, while Gomez is also questionable.
Probable lineups Liverpool: Karius – Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson – Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner – Salah, Firmino, Mane
Chelsea vs. Liverpool PICK
We have already mentioned in our analysis that the team of Chelsea needs a victory in this match to stay in the game for placement in the Champions League, so we are sure they will do their best to reach it, especially since the Reds are both mentally and physically exhausted after a match in Rome.
Pick: Asian Handicap 0 Chelsea
Odds: 1.66 at betvictor (down to 1.61 can be played)