It is the battle of the continental champions on Super Sunday as reigning Europa League champions Chelsea host Champions League winners Liverpool at the Stamford Bridge as both side seek to bounce back after midweek disappointments.
Back in the continent’s premier club competition, Frank Lampard’s side lost 1-0 at home to Valencia, while Jurgen Klopp’s men were humbled 2-0 at Napoli.
Sunday’s showdown presents the two beaten European champions the chance to get back to winning ways.
Chelsea have steadily improved their Premier League form since that crushing 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford on Match Day 1.
Liverpool will be a hard nut to crack for the Blues, however, as the Reds are the only side who still boast of 100% winning record in England’s top five leagues so far.
Chelsea have scored at least two goals in three of their last four league matches.
Liverpool have won their last 14 Premier League games.
Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in their last 14 matches in the Premier League.
Liverpool have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 8 matches in the league.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Liverpool’s last 5 league games.
Chelsea have only lost one of their last 6 matches in regulation time in all competitions to Liverpool, winning two and drawing the remaining three games.
None of the last six face-offs between these two Premier League giants have ended in a goalless draw.
Player to Watch
While it is hard to look past the terrific trio of Firmino, Mane and Salah upfront for the Reds, it is 21-year-old Tammy Abraham who has caught the eye in recent weeks.
The Anglo-Nigerian striker netted a sensational hat trick in the Blues’ thrilling 5-2 win at Wolves last weekend, and in him and Mason Mount Chelsea have a very exciting duo of English youngsters.
Liverpool’s offensive firepower has already taken Norwich, Southampton, Arsenal, Burnley, and Newcastle to the slaughter house and it’s hard to see Chelsea’s fragile defence survive a baptism of fire come Sunday.
The visitors have scored at least 2 goals in each of their last 14 Premier League games while Chelsea have conceded at least 2 goals in 4 of their 5 league games this season.
(Liverpool to score two goals or more).