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Liverpool vs Chelsea predictions, picks and match preview

Two of the Premier League’s potential title challengers meet at Anfield when Liverpool host Chelsea in a showpiece showdown on Merseyside. Keep reading to view our Liverpool vs Chelsea predictions and betting tips.

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  • Matchup: PREMIER LEAGUE
  • Expert Picks: Legal Sports Betting
  • Venue: ANFIELD
  • Location: LIVERPOOL
  • Date: August 28, 2021
  • Time: 12:30 am
  • TV: NBC, Telemundo, Peacock Premium, fubo TV, Sling Blue, Hulu + Live TV
  • Bet: BetMGM | 888 | Borgata

BETTING ODDS

  • Money-Line: LIVERPOOL +150, DRAW +230, CHELSEA +195
  • Total: OVER 2.5 Goals +100, UNDER 2.5 GOALS +125

Liverpool vs Chelsea Key Stats

  • Chelsea have won six of their eight meetings with other members of the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival.
  • Chelsea have lost just once in ten Premier League matches on the road with Tuchel in the dugout.
  • Liverpool have dropped points in nine of their last 13 Premier League games at Anfield.
  • Mohamed Salah is averaging a huge 5.0 attempts per Premier League appearance this season.

 

Liverpool vs Chelsea Match Preview

In the Premier League’s first heavyweight bout of the new season, Liverpool and Chelsea lock horns in front of what should be an electric Anfield atmosphere on Saturday as two of the division’s title contenders go to war.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds have looked the part in the opening exchanges of the new campaign with a kind set of fixtures against Norwich City and Burnley allowing them to build some early momentum.

Liverpool walloped the Canaries 3-0 before they pushed Burnley aside in a comfortable 2-0 win that could have finished with a wider margin between the teams had the hosts been a little more cutthroat in the final third.

Last season’s Champions League winners Chelsea have looked perhaps even more impressive than the Reds so far, following up their routine 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace on matchday one with a real statement of intent at Arsenal.

The Blues rag-dolled their London rivals at The Emirates Stadium, blitzing their way to a two-goal advantage inside 35-minutes with efforts from debutant Romelu Lukaku and home-grown star Reece James.

Lukaku’s individual battle with fit-again Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk promises to provide a fascinating subplot to Saturday’s contest.

Liverpool’s form at Anfield last season was remarkably poor when the Reds dropped points in nine of their final 11 assignments on Merseyside. Jurgen Klopp will hope that having supporters in the stands again will help to reverse that trend, though Chelsea have the tools to frustrate the returning hordes.

The Blues have tasted defeat just once on the road in the Premier League since talented tactician Thomas Tuchel was appointed back in January and Chelsea’s record against other members of the Premier League’s “Big Six” has been exemplary since the German took charge.

Chelsea have won six of their last eight meetings with the division’s leading clubs and Tuchel will be desperate to outwit his compatriot Jurgen Klopp on Saturday.

 

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Liverpool vs Chelsea Picks

Chelsea Double Chance – 8/15 (1.53) (bet365)

Chelsea’s Premier League record since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival has been strong overall, though the Blues’ record against the division’s biggest names makes for seriously impressive reading.

A return of six wins from eight meetings with the league’s biggest names last season was an incredible haul and Chelsea showed in their dominant performance at Arsenal last week that have improved even further over the summer.

For Liverpool, Saturday’s game is a chance to re-establish themselves as genuine title contenders, though they were beaten at Anfield by Tuchel’s Chelsea in March and they could struggle again against the Blues’ expertly drilled ranks this weekend.

Chelsea is playing with a supreme amount of confidence at present and they look a strong bet to avoid defeat at Anfield with their 8/15 double chance odds leaving plenty of opportunity for profit.

Over 2.5 Mohamed Salah Shots – 8/11 (1.73) (bet365)

Mohamed Salah has looked razor-sharp in the opening weeks of the new Premier League season and the Egyptian’s attempt stats have been notably high.

Salah mustered an eye-watering 5.0 shots in both of his appearances against Norwich City and Burnley, and the 29-year-old has been letting fly with efforts from all angles so far.

The ex-Chelsea winger will be determined to strike a blow against his former employers on Saturday and the odds on him to notch over 2.5 shots look extremely favorable when you consider the weight of his stats so far.

Liverpool vs Chelsea Parlay

Tie or Chelsea and over 1.5 Goals -115 (DraftKings)

Liverpool vs Chelsea Team News

Liverpool injury news

Curtis Jones has been ruled out for Liverpool while Fabinho and James Milner are also considered doubts.

Key fullback Andrew Robertson should be fit to start having trained all week, however.

Injured: Curtis Jones

Suspended: None

Chelsea injury news

Christian Pulisic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are expected to play no part after they returned positive COVID-19 tests.

N’Golo Kante returned off the bench at Arsenal last week and the Frenchman is expected to feature from the start at Anfield.

Injured: Christian Pulisic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Suspended: None

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