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Date published: 3/3/2021 4:55:53 PM

Liverpool vs Chelsea - Match Preview

Alisson Becker set for Liverpool return against Chelsea

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker will return to Liverpool’s starting line-up for the visit of Chelsea after sitting out their last match following the death of his father.

Midfielder Fabinho returns from injury while forward Diogo Jota, who would have been in the squad for Sunday’s win at Sheffield United but for late illness, is set for his first involvement in three months after a knee problem.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has to decide whether to keep the inexperienced centre-back partnership of on-loan Ozan Kabak and Nat Phillips after they became the 17th different central defensive pairing of the season at Bramall Lane.

Thiago Silva will miss out for Chelsea, with the Brazil defender not yet ready for match action after a thigh issue.

Winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is fully fit after a minor knee niggle though, and will be in the squad.

Striker Tammy Abraham remains a doubt due to an ongoing ankle complaint that he has managed over a number of weeks.

Liverpool provisional squad: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Fabinho, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Thiago, Jones, Salah, Firmino, Mane, Adrian, N Williams, Phillips, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Milner, Shaqiri, Jota, Origi.

Chelsea provisional squad: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger, Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell, Kante, Jorginho, Havertz, Ziyech, Giroud, Arrizabalaga, James, Christensen, Emerson, Alonso, Kovacic, Gilmour, Pulisic, Werner, Abraham.

 

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Chelsea vs Liverpool

There is a 28.0% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Liverpool, at 50.6%, are heavy favorites to beat Chelsea who have a 21.5% chance.
In simulation wins, Chelsea upsets Liverpool by averaging 7.0 shots and 3.5 shots on goal.
They average 2.0 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.5 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Liverpool 1.6 to Chelsea 0.9.

 

     

     

     

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