The central match of the third round of the English Premier League will be held at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, where the hosts will host London’s Chelsea . Fans will see the confrontation not only between the two leaders of the championship, but also the rivalry between the two German coaches Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel.
After last year’s third place, far behind champion Manchester City, the Merseyside are hoping to get more involved in the fight for the championship in the new season. A daunting task, given that, unlike Liverpool, the rivals have made quality acquisitions. Team head coach Jurgen Klopp has confidence in the old guard and in a 4-3-3 formation that has been successful even though the Premier League teams have studied it well.
In the first two rounds, Liverpool did not experience any difficulties in matches with not the most status rivals. First, the winner of the Norwich City Championship was defeated at a party 3: 0, then at a visit the Mankunians took the upper hand over Burnley 2: 0. The Lersiside leaders showed that they were in perfect order, Diogo Jota (twice), Sadio scored in these games Manet, Mohammed Salah and Robert Firmin.
Chelsea are Liverpool’s first serious rivals on their way to the title. It will be early to draw final conclusions, but the game will show how the hosts will be ready to fight this season for the first place.
Unlike their rival, the Londoners have already made one top acquisition. Romelu Lukaku, the newly-made champion of Italy with Inter, has moved to the camp of the Blues, and this is clearly not the last purchase. Chelsea have an active policy in the transfer market, which indicates a serious intention to win the Champions League after the Champions League and the home tournament.
The collaboration with Thomas Tuchel, who took over at the helm of the team in the middle of last season and immediately managed to win the main European title, was successful. In two matches at the start, the Londoners won “dry” victories over their fellow countrymen: in the home match over Crystal Palace 3: 0 and in the away match over Arsenal 2: 0, with one of the goals already on account of Lukaku.
Thus, for the first time this season, Chelsea travels outside London and immediately to a serious rival, the more interesting it will be to see how the Blues are ready to confirm their championship ambitions.
Forecast for the match Liverpool – Chelsea
The teams approached the face-to-face meeting with synchronous performance, having after two rounds a 100% result and the same difference between goals scored and conceded. The history of the confrontation between the teams is more than a hundred years old, during which time 188 matches were played. Liverpool have an advantage: 80 wins, 66 losses and 42 draws. Recent matches have also been more successful for the Merseysides.
09/22/2019, Chelsea – Liverpool – 1: 2;
03/03/2020, Chelsea – Liverpool – 2: 0;
07/22/2020, Liverpool – Chelsea – 5: 3;
09/22/2020, Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool;
04.03.2021, Liverpool – Chelsea – 0: 1;
The very case when it is difficult to predict the outcome of the match. Bookmakers are inclined towards a draw, odds from 3.30 (1xbet nigeria). Liverpool’s slight advantage over Chelsea, with odds ranging from 2.59 (1xbet), the Blues’ win is estimated from 2.95. It seems that luck will smile at Chelsea, and the guests will not lose.