We travel to Anfield on Saturday evening hoping to continue our undefeated streak, having not lost away to the Liverpool since the 2011/12 season. Our form at Anfield makes it good to bet on Chelsea to win despite Jurgen Klopp’s side having an impressive defensive home record so far this season.
However, with Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard in fine form we must fancy our chances up against a woeful defence that could include the likes of Alberto Moreno, Dejan Lovren and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
We’re heading up north off the back of a 4-0 win away to West Brom in the Premier League, which turned out to be Tony Pulis’ final game in charge of the Baggies. And whilst Liverpool let slip of a 3-0 lead in the Champions League midweek to draw 3-3 with Sevilla, we were comfortable 4-0 winners in our match.
Liverpool did win 3-0 at home to Southampton with former Chelsea player Mohamed Salah getting another two goals to take his Premier League tally to nine for the season so far.
Salah will no doubt be looking to seek a measure of retribution against the club that barely gave him a chance in the two seasons he was at the club. His move to Roma demonstrated that he could make it in a top division and in his return to the Premier League he has continued to show off his talent.
Dominic Solanke and Daniel Sturridge are two other former Blues that will be looking to help the Anfield club get one over us. Fortunately though I think we have enough talent throughout our side to pick up a victory.
We start the weekend three points above them and in a Champions League spot so a victory would be huge in terms of a top four finish. Anything less and even the most optimistic of fan would rule us out of the Premier League title race with how well Manchester City are flying at the moment.
The graphic below looks into the statistics of both clubs ahead of our clash at Anfield on Saturday: