Lineups

Chelsea

( 3-4-3 )

  • 1. Kepa

  • 15. K. Zouma

  • 4. A. Christensen Red Card

  • 3. Marcos Alonso

  • 24. R. James

  • 7. N. Kanté

  • 17. M. Kovačić

    79'
  • 19. M. Mount

  • 29. K. Havertz

    46'
  • 5. Jorginho

    79'
  • 11. T. Werner

Substitutes

  • 13. W. Caballero

  • 14. F. Tomori

    46'
  • 28. Azpilicueta

  • 8. R. Barkley

    79'
  • 9. T. Abraham

    79'
  • 20. C. Hudson-Odoi

  • 18. O. Giroud

England - Premier League

45' A. Christensen 45' Red Card 45'   A. Christensen 50' S. Mané 50' Goal 50'   Mane S. Mané 54' S. Mané 54' Goal 54'   Mane S. Mané
Chelsea

Chelsea

0 - 2

Liverpool

Liverpool

  • HT
    0 - 0
  • 50'
    0 - 1
  • 54'
    0 - 2
  • Date: 20/09/2020
  • Time: 17:30
  • Venue: Stamford Bridge
  • Referee: Paul Tierney
Premier League Betting Tips: Chelsea v Liverpool

Date published: 9/18/2020 6:58:17 PM

Premier League Betting Tips: Chelsea v Liverpool

The big Premier League match of the weekend comes at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon as Frank Lampard’s heavily-invested in new-look Chelsea host champions Liverpool.

Chelsea have been tipped to close the gap on Liverpool this season, having spent over £200m on new players in the summer transfer window. 

 

German duo Kai Havertz and Timo Werner made their debuts in Monday evening’s 3-1 win away at Brighton and are expected to feature again here, but Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell will all reportedly have to wait longer to make their debuts for the Blues. 

 

Liverpool have made no real investments, although will reportedly seal a deal for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago in the coming days - although that will likely come too late for him to play any role here. 

 

But there have been no significant departures and Jurgen Klopp is blessed with a settled squad after emphatically winning the title with 99 points last term. 

 

Expect an unchanged XI from Liverpool here, having been made to work hard for last Saturday’s 4-3 win over newly-promoted Leeds, only sealed with an 88th-minute penalty from Mohamed Salah, who opened his account for the new season with a hat-trick. 

 

Betfair Sportsbook make the champions slight favourites here, at 23/20, with a draw at 13/5 and a Chelsea win at 23/10.

 

We recommend backing Liverpool to win here, but to boost your odds by backing both teams to score. That’s priced at 7/2 with Paddy Power.

 

The Reds didn’t look their usual imperious best in defence last Saturday as Leeds scored three goals past them, while in their last meeting with Chelsea - only two months ago - they ran out 5-3 winners at Anfield, while they came away with a 2-1 win from their last league visit to Stamford Bridge almost exactly one year ago to the day. 

 

While Chelsea have bolstered their attack over the summer, they don’t appear to have addressed the situation with their goalkeeper. Kepa Arrizabalaga received widespread criticism for his role in the 5-3 defeat at Liverpool in July and was under fire once again for Brighton’s goal on Monday. 

 

*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change

 

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  • Round 2
  • Stamford Bridge
  • Paul Tierney
  • 20 Sep, 17:30

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Lineups

Chelsea
(3-4-3)
Liverpool
(4-2-3-1)
  • 1. Kepa

  • 15. K. Zouma

  • 4. A. Christensen Red Card

  • 3. Marcos Alonso

  • 24. R. James

  • 7. N. Kanté

  • 17. M. Kovačić

    79'
  • 19. M. Mount

  • 29. K. Havertz

    46'
  • 5. Jorginho

    79'
  • 11. T. Werner

Substitutes

  • 13. W. Caballero

  • 14. F. Tomori

    46'
  • 28. Azpilicueta

  • 8. R. Barkley

    79'
  • 9. T. Abraham

    79'
  • 20. C. Hudson-Odoi

  • 18. O. Giroud

  • 1. Alisson

  • 66. T. Alexander-Arnold

  • 26. A. Robertson

  • 4. V. van Dijk

  • 14. J. Henderson

    46'
  • 5. G. Wijnaldum

  • 8. N. Keïta

    64'
  • 3. Fabinho

  • 9. Roberto Firmino

    86'
  • 10. S. Mané Goal Goal

  • 11. Mohamed Salah

Substitutes

  • 13. Adrián

  • 21. K. Tsimikas

  • 7. J. Milner

    64'
  • 6. Thiago Alcântara

    46'
  • 17. C. Jones

  • 27. D. Origi

  • 18. T. Minamino

    86'

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Liverpool vs Chelsea

There is a 25.0% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Liverpool, at 49.6%, are heavy favorites to beat Chelsea who have just a 25.4% chance to win at home.
Overall, the average simulation score is Liverpool 1.9 to Chelsea 1.3.
In simulation wins, Chelsea upsets Liverpool by averaging 9.8 shots and 4.3 shots on goal.
They average 2.5 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.8 in simulation losses.

Chelsea v Liverpool

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    Chelsea 0 - 2 Liverpool - Match Report

    Date published: 9/20/2020 8:10:08 PM

    Sadio Mane scores twice as Liverpool ease past 10-man Chelsea

    Jorginho missed a penalty late on for the hosts at Stamford Bridge.

    Sadio Mane’s brace sealed Liverpool’s 2-0 Premier League victory at Chelsea after Andreas Christensen’s “crazy” red card and Kepa Arrizabalaga’s howler.

    Mane bagged his first league goals at Stamford Bridge as Liverpool pounced on defender Christensen’s dismissal, coasting to the win and even handing a second-half debut to new signing Thiago Alcantara.

    Jorginho’s failed penalty twisted the knife for frustrated Chelsea, with the Italy midfielder losing his flawless Blues record of eight successful spot-kicks.

    Frank Lampard has spent more than £200million on his summer overhaul, but Chelsea’s porous defence still endures.

    Sadio Mane was the matchwinner for Liverpool
    Sadio Mane was the matchwinner for Liverpool (Michael Regan/PA)

    Kepa commanded a world-record £72million fee for a goalkeeper in 2018 but has never lived up to that price-tag, with this latest error potentially his last in Chelsea colours for some time.

    The 25-year-old dallied inexplicably on the ball under grave pressure from Mane and paid the ultimate price, as the Liverpool forward blocked his clearance and tapped into the empty net.

    Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is expected to complete his Chelsea move shortly, and the extra competition between the sticks cannot arrive soon enough.

    Mane’s opener had arrived just four minutes earlier, as the 28-year-old nodded home Roberto Firmino’s fine cross.

    Chelsea kept shape and threatened several times for the bulk of an engaging first half – but then Christensen’s fully deserved red card changed the game.

    The Denmark international rugby tackled the goal-bound Mane, just as he was bracing to chip a stranded Kepa.

    Match Highlights

    A stunned Jurgen Klopp turned to his Liverpool replacements and offered an immediate assessment of Christensen’s agricultural challenge, bellowing: “Are you crazy? We never, ever do that, OK?”

    Chelsea will hope Brazil stalwart Thiago Silva can firm up their defence once the Paris St Germain recruit finds match fitness, but this was a chastening loss even though the red card proved pivotal.

    Alisson saved Jorginho's penalty
    Alisson saved Jorginho’s penalty (Matt Dunham/PA)

    Chelsea’s robust midfield of N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic offered much-needed solidity and shape, while Kai Havertz ghosted around the central areas to allow Timo Werner to cut in from the left.

    Werner received a major reprieve when dragging wide with the goal at his mercy, with the offside flag lifting his embarrassment.

    Mohamed Salah drilled a smart low ball right across the face of goal as Liverpool threatened too, but with no team-mates driving into the six-yard box the chance went begging.

    Kovacic’s lofted pass begged for a finish, but Mason Mount could not reach the teasing chipped ball, and the opportunity vanished.

    Just as a cagey half looked to be heading for a humdrum conclusion though, Mane tore in off the left and caught Christensen napping.

    Christensen hauled down the escaping Mane, who had the beating of the onrushing Kepa – and, eventually, was given his marching orders.

    Referee Paul Tierney initially dished out a booking, but a VAR check quickly concluded the only decision, that Christensen had to go.

    Lampard sacrificed Havertz at the break, bringing on Fikayo Tomori to replace Christensen, while Thiago made his Liverpool debut after Jordan Henderson suffered a thigh issue.

    Liverpool wasted precious little time making their extra man count after the break, with Mane heading in after a neat exchange between Firmino and Salah.

    And then came Kepa’s latest Blues aberration, leaving Mane to add a second.

    Chelsea kept battling even though the game was gone, with Werner impressing to win a smart penalty.

    Jorginho’s miss summed up Chelsea’s day though, with his previously rock-solid spot-kick technique picked apart by Alisson’s fine save.

    Lineups

    Liverpool

    ( 4-2-3-1 )

    • 1. Alisson

    • 66. T. Alexander-Arnold

    • 26. A. Robertson

    • 4. V. van Dijk

    • 14. J. Henderson

      46'
    • 5. G. Wijnaldum

    • 8. N. Keïta

      64'
    • 3. Fabinho

    • 9. Roberto Firmino

      86'
    • 10. S. Mané Goal Goal

    • 11. Mohamed Salah

    Substitutes

    • 13. Adrián

    • 21. K. Tsimikas

    • 7. J. Milner

      64'
    • 6. Thiago Alcântara

      46'
    • 17. C. Jones

    • 27. D. Origi

    • 18. T. Minamino

      86'