Date: 5th March 2021
Time: 1:45 PM (IST)
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
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Liverpool take on Chelsea in this Premier League match. The match will be played at the home ground of Liverpool, Anfield. As the race to the top four brightens up, all matches will be equally entertaining and important in the Premier League. While Chelsea is at the fifth position of the table with 44 points, Liverpool are breathing under their neck with 43 points. A win for Jurgen Klopp’s men would make them eclipse past The Blues.
Diego Jota and Fabinho should be available for the game. Alisson should also comeback into the team after he took leave after the demise of his father. Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip will be missing out due to injuries.
Thiago Silva was noticed training for The Blues. Winger Callum Hudson-Odoi’s fitness headaches are an issue for Chelsea. He is a doubtful starter to the game.
Liverpool have not been in their best form off-late and have a huge task ahead of themselves. Before their 2-0 win over Sheffield United, Liverpool had just won 2 out of their 11 games. A form which is nothing to be proud about. Curtis Jones scored the first goal against United for the Reds. And then an own-goal from Kean Bryan pocketed the match for Liverpool.
Chelsea are coming on the back of a 0-0 draw against second-placed Manchester United. Tuchel’s side were extra defensive in the match at Stamford Bridge and they lacked aggression at times. Tuchel has been in extravagant form as a manager. Ever since his arrival at the club, Chelsea have not lost a single game. They have won 6 games and drawn 3 games. Clearly, the transition from Lampard to Tuchel has been a smooth one. Chelsea would aim for a top-four finish this season as their race for the title seems beyond reach.
Probable Playing 11
Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ozan Kabak, Fabinho, Andy Robertson; Gini Wijnaldum, Thiago Alcantara, Curtis Jones; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane
Edouard Mendy; Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger; Reece James, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, Ben Chilwell; Mason Mount, Timo Werner; Olivier Giroud
Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Becker
Defenders: Arnold, Cesar, Silva, Zouma
Midfielders: Jones, Mount, Alcantara, Kovacic
Strikers: Salah, Giroud, Werner, Firmino
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