A star-studded showdown highlight’s Saturday’s English Premier League schedule when Liverpool hosts Chelsea. Both teams are 2-0 and haven’t conceded a goal this year. The two sides appear to be evenly matched on paper, so Saturday’s showdown could be extremely close.
Kickoff from Anfield is set for 12:30 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Liverpool as the +150 favorite (risk $100 to win $150) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Liverpool vs. Chelsea odds.
The over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before making any Chelsea vs. Liverpool picks or Premier League predictions, you have to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
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Liverpool was disappointed by a third-place finish last year but has re-tooled ahead of the 2021-22 campaign. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane still spearheaded the Reds’ ferocious attack, but a healthy Diogo Jota has joined. Jota has contributed two goals through two starts this season and makes Liverpool’s attack even more potent.
Starting center backs Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip are back in the starting 11 after missing large chunks of last season with injuries. The two defenders have helped the home team outscore the opposition 5-0 this season. Chelsea’s finishing will have to be top-notch to secure three points on the road.
The Blues have been spectacular since Thomas Tuchel took over as manager. Chelsea’s last loss came against Leicester City in the FA Cup final on May 15 and the Blues will enter Saturday’s match full of confidence after beating Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield last season.
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The recently-signed Romelu Lukaku can provide the world-class finishing that Chelsea lacked last season, and he netted a goal in his 2021 debut against Arsenal.
Chelsea has creative midfielders and progressive fullbacks who consistently play quality balls into the final third, and now there’s a top-notch forward who can tuck their passes away.
The Blues have also found the back of the net in all but one of their last 12 league and cup games at Anfield. In addition, Liverpool’s defense isn’t quite at full strength with Andy Robertson recovering from injury.