Chelsea v Liverpool | Match Preview, Odds and Prediction

Chelsea welcome Liverpool to Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon with a point to prove after last season’s disappointment. The Blues had a woeful Premier League campaign, finishing outside of the top half, so they’ll be desperate to get back on track under a new manager.

Chelsea has been one of the busiest clubs in the transfer market this summer, strengthening in goal with Robert Sánchez, bolstering the defence with Axel Disasi, adding midfield depth with Lesley Ugochukwu and getting more firepower with Christopher Nkunku and Nicolas Jackson. They now have Mauricio Pochettino in charge too, so this won’t be a walkover for Liverpool.

Chelsea, who finished 12th in the league, are 79/40 with VBet To Win against Liverpool, but it’s worth noting they haven’t beaten the Merseysiders at home since March 2020. As for the Reds, Jurgen Klopp’s men recovered from a poor start in the league to finish just outside of the Champions League spots come May. They’ve spent heavily on Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai to make up for the midfield exodus endured, so they’ll be a formidable outfit. Liverpool is 31/20 with Bet UK To Win.

Chelsea and Liverpool have drawn their last six head-to-heads in normal time, so the pair are 14/5 with Betway To Draw on Sunday. The pressure is definitely on Chelsea as they won only six home games in the league last season. The Blues averaged only 1.05 goals scored per game, so Total Home Goals Under 1.5 is 7/10 with Boyle Sports. Chelsea only conceded one goal per home game, however, so Toal Away Goals Under 1.5 is 20/23 with Boyle Sports.

Liverpool finished fifth in the league and were the third-highest scorers (75), so they’re always a threat. The Reds averaged 1.5 goals per away game last season, so Both Teams to Score are 4/7 with Bet 365. Who will be scoring for Liverpool though? Mohamed Salah had 19 goals and 12 assists from 38 league games in 2022/23, so he’s 11/2 with Boyle Sports to be First Goalscorer and 15/8 with William Hill to Score Anytime.

Darwin Nunez had a hand in 12 goals from 29 league games, so he’s one to watch too. The 24-year-old is 15/2 with Boyle Sports to be First Goalscorer and 23/10 with William Hill to Score Anytime. As for Chelsea, they’ll be hoping their new signings can make an instant impact in West London.

With Nkunku ruled out of Chelsea’s opening game through injury, Jackson is expected to lead the line on Sunday and is 13/2 with Boyle Sports to be First Goalscorer. The 22-year-old is also 11/5 with Unibet to Score Anytime. Jackson scored 12 goals with four assists in La Liga last season, so he could be an important player for Chelsea.

Raheem Sterling might have a point to prove against his former side too, having left Liverpool for Manchester City back in 2015. He didn’t have the best debut season at Stamford Bridge, scoring nine goals with four assists from 38 games, but he’s 9/1 with Boyle Sports to be First Goalscorer and 14/5 with William Hill to Score Anytime.

Prediction: Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool

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