League Cup Preview: Liverpool vs Chelsea
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Liverpool and Chelsea are to lock horns two times in just four days as the League Cup draw has been cruel towards them, joining them up for the mouth-watering third round clash at Anfield. Even though both Jurgen Klopp and Maurizio Sarri will certainly make plenty of rotations for this cup tie, Premier League clash being much more important for both managers, the Anfield affair will definitely be the one to watch at this stage of the competitions.
Both teams got off to a splendid kick off to the new league campaign. The hosts are now the only team with a perfect record after six rounds in the top flight after Chelsea failed to break the deadlock past West Ham’s stern defensive line in London derby on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds, on the other side, had no troubles storming past Southampton 3-0 in front of the home crows as the star man Mohamed Salah got his name on the scoreboard.
Liverpool have a better head to head record historically, coming into the landmark 170th clash against the Blues.
The Reds won 71 and lost 58 so far.
At home, Liverpool won as many as 48 and lost only 13 of 82 clashes with the Blues.
It is interesting to note that only one of last seven head to head affairs saw three or more goals scored.
Chelsea took four points from last term meetings with the Reds in the Premier League.
This clash should be different to those played between these two sides over the past couple of years, Maurizio Sarri has completely changed Chelsea’s mentality and football philosophy since taking over Antonio Conte on the bench.
The attacking-minded approach brought the Blues five wins and a draw in six opening Premier League games, including an impressive 3-2 victory over Arsenal in the second round of the competition.
The Reds, on the other side, did well in the final third bagging eight goals in last three games. The streak includes clashes against the likes of Tottenham (1-2) and PSG (3-2), meaning Chelsea’s defense will be on a massive test here.
Backing goals at both ends looks to be the best of betting options here and you can have it at the 1.66 odds. Alternatively, we will go for the value and back the draw at the sky-high 4.10 odds.
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