Chelsea will try to forget about their mid-week defeat to Valencia by quickly bouncing back and collecting some points at home to Liverpool. However, this will be easier said than done as Liverpool, who even though lost on Tuesday too, are a much stronger unit than what Lampard has at his disposal right now.
Liverpool are Miles Ahead
It is fair to say that this Liverpool team with the likes of Salah, Mane, Van Dijk and Firmino is miles ahead of Chelsea at the moment. The Blues are a decent young squad which will probably fight for silverware in a few years time, but right now they should be more than happy if they snatch a draw in this fixture.
However, that might prove to be too tricky as well, especially as Liverpool simply relish playing against teams that like to play from the back, something that Lampard has insisted on since the start of the season.
When the Reds are up against teams that try to play by passing the ball from feet to feet in their own half, they are really devastating. They press the goalkeeper and defenders relentlessly and quickly retain possession. With Chelsea’s young keeper and defenders one suspects that this will be a common sight on Sunday.
Convincing Liverpool Win
In fact, Chelsea fans shouldn’t be worried that the team will not win and instead only get a point out of this one, they should instead worry about being thrashed by a far superior Liverpool team. There is a real possibility here that Chelsea’s defenders might completely lose their footing and as a result suffer a horrific defeat. If Liverpool smell blood and see that Chelsea can be defeated by a larger margin, they will definitely take that opportunity and teach Chelsea’s youngsters a lesson or two.
Backing Liverpool to win comes with decent odds of 2.00 and if that is not enough punters can always go for Liverpool leading at half-time and winning at full time as the 2-2 HT-FT proposition comes with odds of 3.10.