EPL Preview – Chelsea vs Liverpool
Well the end of the 2017/2018 English Premier League is almost upon us but a matchup between Chelsea and Liverpool will highlight Week 37. The two rivals meet on Monday morning (7th May, 1:30am) at Stamford Bridge in London. Chelsea is favoured in the betting with home field advantage at $2.00 with William Hill.
Chelsea has extra motivation for this clash as they will be looking for their first win against Liverpool in the EPL at Stamford Bridge since 2013. Not to mention the chances of finishing in the top four in the EPL this season. They’re just 2 points behind 4th at the time of writing and have an extra match to play compared to Liverpool. So they could still finish 3rd with a few wins to finish the season.
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For the away side, they’re coming off a 0-0 draw against Stoke. They couldn’t get past Stoke’s unusually strong away defence and they will rue a few missed chances in front of goals. During the week, they will also play against Roma in the 2nd leg of their Champions League final quest. So this clash against Chelsea may see a different lineup. It will also be interesting to see if Salah receives a ban for raising his fist against Stoke defender Bruno Martins Indi.
Chelsea is finishing the EPL season strongly with 3 straight wins, albeit against weaker opposition but winning form is the key. They also recently beat Southampton in the FA Cup Semi-Finals 2-0. Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata both scored goals in the win. Meanwhile in their last EPL match, Cesc Fabregas scored in the 3rd minute against Swansea City and they held on for a 1-0 win.
In the last two meetings between Chelsea and Liverpool, the result has finished in a 1-1 draw. The only meeting in season 2017/2018 was a 1-1 draw at Anfield as well.
So you would figure this will be another close encounter in the modern rivalry between these two sides.