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Liverpool vs Chelsea: Premier League preview and predictions

Tuchel has enjoyed an excellent start but is now in the midst of a much tougher run of fixtures and will no doubt be hoping for better than Sunday’s dour 0-0 draw with Manchester United in what is a crucial fixture in the race for Champions League qualification. 

The Reds returned to winning ways following the disappointment of a first Merseyside derby defeat at Anfield in a generation by beating Sheffield United 2-0 on Sunday evening. 

But this will be a far bigger test of Jurgen Klopp’s side as they look to salvage their season by making the top four. 

Date, kick-off time and venue

Liverpool vs Chelsea is scheduled for an 8:15pm kick-off on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

The game will take place behind closed doors at Anfield because of current coronavirus restrictions.

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How to watch Liverpool vs Chelsea

TV channel: Thursday’s game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports’ Main Event and Premier League channels.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can watch the game online via the SkyGo app.

Liverpool vs Chelsea team news and lineups

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Kabak, Robertson, Thiago, Wijnaldum, Jones, Salah, Firmino, Mane

Subs: Milner, Keita, Adrian, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jota, Shaqiri, Origi, Rhys Williams, Neco Williams

Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, James, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell, Ziyech, Mount, Werner

Subs: Arrizabalaga, Alonso, Pulisic, Zouma, Kovacic, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz, Emerson Palmieri

Liverpool vs Chelsea prediction

Fabinho’s return would be a major boost for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp knows they can ill-afford another defeat in their pursuit of a top four spot. For Chelsea, a draw would be a decent result.

Liverpool vs Chelsea head to head (h2h) results

  • Liverpool wins: 23
  • Draws: 14
  • Chelsea wins: 20

Liverpool vs Chelsea odds and betting tips

  • Liverpool to win: 11/8
  • Draw: 11/4
  • Chelsea to win: 11/5

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