Liverpool vs Chelsea Preview: Chelsea travels to Anfield to face the champions Liverpool in a battle to strengthen their position on the table and to secure a Premier League top-four finish.
The Blues are third on the table with 63 points from 36 games but could go four points clear of Leicester and Manchester United with a win on Merseyside going into the final game of the season.
Liverpool are top on the Premier League with 93 points from 36 games and the will lift the Premier League trophy at the end of this match. The Reds will be looking forward to put a dent in Chelsea’s Champions League qualification hopes.
James Milner is doubtful to start for Liverpool as he continue to recover from a hamstring injury, while Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip are out.
Chelsea will be without midfielders Billy Gilmour and N’Golo Kante for the trip to Anfield but Kepa Arrizabalga may start ahead of Willy Caballero who was in goal against Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
The last time these two sides met in the League, Liverpool won 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in September and Chelsea’s last visit to Anfield ended in a 2-0 defeat for the Blues.
The both sides have met 55 times in the League with Liverpool having the upper hands winning 21 times while Chelsea have won only 20 times and 14 times out of this, ending in a draw.
Possible line up:
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Fabinho,Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Chelsea: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Willian, Giroud, Pulisic.
Liverpool form guide in the Premier League: L-W-W-D-L
Chelsea form guide in the Premier League: L-W-W-L-W
8:15 PM Nigerian Time
Prediction: Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea
Reporter: Baatee Barinaa-iyalo