Liverpool vs Chelsea: Premier League preview

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.

How to watch

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.

Team news

Liverpool are expecting to have both Alisson Becker and Fabinho back for Thursday’s game, the former having been missed the Sheffield United game after the sudden death of his father, the latter fit again after injury.

Diogo Jota was due to make his return from a long-term knee injury against the Blades but was ruled out through illness and could return.

Timo Werner looks set to start for Chelsea, with Thomas Tuchel having left him on the bench for the Manchester United clash, saying his countryman was in need of a rest.

Prediction : Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea

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.

Premier League head to head (h2h) history and results

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

Bettings odds and tips (subject to change)

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

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