Liverpool vs Chelsea: Blues to sweep up tired Reds

The term ‘fortress’ is bounded round far too often in reference to this or that team’s ability to get results at home, but when it comes to Anfield it’s completely justified.

Didier Drogba

Blues full of attacking options

In a dodgy season where Liverpool are rank outsiders to achieve fourth spot in the league (a minimum requirement for such a big club) they nevertheless have won 13 of 18 home games and have lost just twice.

This record is under serious threat, however, as Liverpool entertain league leaders Chelsea, who will see this tie as a must-win if they are to stand a good chance of claiming the title this season.

Despite their home advantage, Pool are the underdogs for a number of reasons. One is the fact that this game happens hot on the heels of Thursday night’s gruelling Europa League clash against Atletico Madrid.

Another is the team’s glaring lack of firepower, with Fernando Torres out for the rest of the season Liverpool have a big gap upfront where a striker should be. N’Gog and Kuyt could be back from injury, but even so are no replacement.

It’s telling that Liverpool are relying heavily on the attacking prowess of midfielder Steven Gerrard, who mercifully for them is returning to scoring form just at the right time having picked up two against Burnley last weekend.

In contrast, Chelsea are choc-full of goals with Drogba, Anelka, Lampard, Malouda and Kalou all capable of hat-tricks. At 2.0 for the win on Betfair, the bookies clearly think such a withering array of attacking options will be too much for Pool’s tired legs.

Liverpool are rated 4.0 to win at home, despite their solid form at Anfield this season. The numbers hint at the big impact expected from their cluttered fixture list, absence of Torres and Chelsea’s hunger for the win.

Add to the mix the fact that if Liverpool beat Chelsea, they still stand a good chance of not making fourth and could inadvertently hand the title to arch rivals Manchester Utd – something that the fans would love to avoid – and their chances seem to slip further.

A draw is always a threat in a game like this, but Chelsea are still fairly well priced for a Draw No Bet gamble, which is what we recommend.

Draw No Bet, Chelsea win @1.5  on Betfair

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Liverpool vs Chelsea: Blues to sweep up tired Reds

The term ‘fortress’ is bounded round far too often in reference to this or that team’s ability to get results, but when it comes to Anfield it’s completely justified.

In a dodgy season where Liverpool are rank outsiders to achieve fourth spot in the league (a minimum requirement for such a big club) they nevertheless have 13 of 18 homer games and have lost just twice.

This record is under serious threat, however, as Liverpool entertain league leaders Chelsea, who will see this tie as a ‘must-win’ if they are to stand a good chance of claiming the title this season.

Despite their home advantage, Pool are the underdogs for a number of reasons which are expected to hold them back. One is the fact that this game happens hot on the heels of Thursday night’s gruelling Europa League clash against Atletico Madrid.

Another is the team’s glaring lack of firepower, with Fernando Torres out for the rest of the season Liverpool have a big gap upfront where a striker should be N’Gog and Kuyt could be back from injury, but even so are no replacement.

It’s telling that Liverpool are relying heavily on the attacking prowess of midfielder Steven Gerrard, who mercifully for them is returning to scoring form just at the right time having picked up two against Burnley last weekend.

In contrast, Chelsea are choc-full of goals with Drogba, Anelka, Lampard, Malouda and Kalou all capable of hat-tricks. At 2.0 for the win on Betfair, the bookies clearly think such a withering array of attacking options will be too much for Pool’s tired legs.

Liverpool are rated 4.0 to win at home, despite their solid form at Anfield this season. The numbers hint at the big impact expected from their cluttered fixture list, absence of Torres and Chelsea’s hunger for the win.

Add to the mix that if Liverpool beat Chelsea, they still stand a good chance of not making fourth and could inadvertently hand the title to arch rivals Manchester Utd – something that the fans would love to avoid.

A draw is always a threat in a game like this, but Chelsea are still fairly well priced for a Draw No Bet gamble, which is what we recommend.

Draw No Bet, Chelsea win @1.5

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