Premier League Betting: Liverpool v Chelsea - Fan v Fan Preview



Liverpool perspective: Antoine Zammit, Empire of the Kop

Team news

A well as some long-term injury concerns (Joe Allen and Fabio Borini are out for the rest of the season, Martin Kelly is still out), Brendan Rodgers will be without the services of Raheem Sterling, who has suffered a thigh injury. Everyone else is available.

Form

Liverpool haven't scored in two games, being left frustrated by 0-0 stalemates against West Ham and Reading. The Reds need to win against Chelsea to keep hopes of qualifying for the Europa League alive.

Head-to-head

We've played Chelsea 157 times, winning 70 games to Chelsea's 53. In the game at Stamford Bridge earlier this season Luis Suarez scored in the 73rd minute to cancel out John Terry's opener.

Best bets

Both teams to score at 1.60. After two goalless draws we'll be looking to hit the goal trail again. But Chelsea will test our defence.

Luis Suarez to score at 2.30. The Uruguayan has drawn a couple of blanks but loves the big occasions.

The draw at 3.45. This should be a tight match between two well-matched sides.

Score prediction: Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea (6.75)

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Chelsea perspective: Andy Seaby, Chelsea Daft

Team news

With two games in four days this week, the Chelsea squad has been stretched to the limit, but the good news is that Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill returned to training on Friday. Their return bolsters the squad and gives Rafa Benitez plenty of options. Marko Marin hasn't trained after picking up a knock a week or so ago and Oriol Romeu remains a long-term absentee.

Form

Chelsea's form had been good but the defeat to Manchester City at Wembley a week ago hit us hard. That performance, especially in the first half, was disappointing, but we picked ourselves up against Fulham and took the three points.

Head-to-head

Chelsea vs Liverpool is always a game we look forward to, and it usually produces plenty of excitement. We haven't beaten Liverpool in our last five encounters and have only managed to beat them twice in twelve attempts. I sincerely hope this changes on Sunday.

Best bets

Over 3.5 goals at 2.90. Chelsea have been free scoring this season and I expect plenty of goals on Sunday.

Chelsea to win at 3.40. Chelsea have plenty of options in attack and I can see us having joy against the Liverpool defence.

Frank Lampard to score at 4.40. Lampard has played a few games without scoring now but I think he'll make up for that run at Anfield.

Score prediction: Liverpool 1-3 Chelsea (25.00)

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