Chelsea vs Liverpool LIVE !!2 min read
On April 4, Chelsea will play Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in a Premier League match. Chelsea will have interim head coach Bruno Salter in the dugout following the departure of Graham Potter. Chelsea is currently in 11th position on the Premier League table, 12 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham.
Their last league outing ended in a 0-2 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa. Liverpool is currently in eighth position in the standings, behind Brighton and Brentford, and is chasing a top-four place with ten games to go. Liverpool has lost three out of their last three games played, which included a Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid and a 4-1 loss to Manchester City in their previous outing. The match predictions suggest that both teams have been struggling and unable to find a rhythm throughout the 2022-23 season.
This fixture has another draw written all over it, considering the recent form of both clubs. Key battles to watch out for include Mohamed Salah against Ben Chilwell or Marc Cucurella, and Enzo Fernandez likely to go up against Fabinho or Jordan Henderson in midfield.
Salter is expected to adopt an attacking approach against Liverpool’s defense, which has been vulnerable this season. Teams often experience a resurgence after a change in management, so Chelsea will likely be energized under Salter’s leadership. Chelsea’s team includes Mendy, Arrizabalaga, Bettinelli, Slonina in goal, Chalobah, Koulibaly, Cucurella, Badiashile, Chilwell, James in defense, Gallagher, Chukuwuemeka, Mudryk, Fernandez, Loftus-Cheek, Madueke, Ziyech, Zakaria, Kante, Kovacic, Mount in midfield, and Havertz, Felix, Pulisic in attack.
Liverpool’s recent form has been poor, with three losses in their last three games, including a Champions League exit and a loss to Manchester City. However, Mohamed Salah has been one of the team’s top performers this season, with 12 goals and seven assists. Klopp will likely set up Liverpool to take the game to Chelsea, although it could be a messy affair with both teams playing for pride. Liverpool’s team includes Alisson, Adrian, Kelleher in goal, Tsimikas, Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Williams, Van Dijk, Konate in defense, Fabinho, Milner, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Elliott in midfield, and Salah, Jota, Gakpo, Nunez, Firmino in attack.
Chelsea and Liverpool have been unable to produce a winner in their last five meetings, with all games ending as draws. Both teams have struggled to find their rhythm this season, and the fixture is expected to end in another draw. Key battles to watch out for include Salah against Chelsea’s left flank and Enzo Fernandez in midfield. Fernandez has the potential to be a game changer for Chelsea. The match will be played at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, April 4, with a kick-off time of 8.00pm BST (4pm EDT / 12.30am IST).