Liverpool vs Chelsea
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Liverpool will finally get their hands on the Premier League trophy for the very first time on Wednesday night when they welcome Champions League-chasing Chelsea to Anfield in their final home game of an unforgettable season. While the main event for the hosts will be after the game, the match itself is of paramount importance to the visitors as they look to secure a top-four spot with a game to spare.
Liverpool vs Chelsea: Head-to-head (h2h)
This will be the fourth meeting between these two sides this season, with Liverpool having beaten Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup final and at Stamford Bridge in the league, but Chelsea having knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup in March. Liverpool have not done the Premier League double over Chelsea since 2011-12 but have also not lost a league game to the Blues at Anfield since 2014. In all, these two sides have faced off 185 times before, with Liverpool leading the overall head-to-head record 80 wins to 64.
Liverpool vs Chelsea: Prediction
In high spirits after their FA Cup semi-final win over the Red Devils and having recorded an equally impressive victory over Manchester City since the restart, a motivated Chelsea team looks well worth the 8/11 (1.73) odds to at least avoid defeat against a Liverpool side in celebration mode.
Liverpool vs Chelsea team news
Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson are both definitely ruled out, while Dejan Lovren and James Milner will face late fitness tests.
N’Golo Kante has been ruled out after failing to recover from his hamstring injury, with Fikayo Tomori and Billy Gilmour also sidelined.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Keita, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Willian, Giroud, Pulisic