Chelsea travel to champions Liverpool for what should be a fiery affair as the Londoners battle to secure a Premier League top-four finish.
Liverpool will finally get their hands on the Premier League trophy for the very first time on Wednesday night when they welcome Champions League-chasing Chelsea to Anfield in their final home game of an unforgettable season.
While the main event for the hosts will be after the game, the match itself is of paramount importance to the visitors as they look to secure a top-four spot with a game to spare.
The Blues are third on 63 points but could go four points clear of Leicester and Manchester United with a win on Merseyside going into the final game of the season.
Nearly a month has passed since Liverpool were crowned Premier League champions for the first time, the Reds players will finally get their hands on the trophy they have been so desperate to lift.
Chelsea warmed up for their trip to Liverpool with a fine 3-1 FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester United at Wembley Stadium to book their place in the competition’s final against London rivals Arsenal in two weeks’ time.
Reason for Chelsea vs. Liverpool predictions:
- Liverpool won 17 of their 18 Premier League games so far this season.
- Chelsea lost two of their last three Premier League away assignments.
- Both teams scored in 11 of the last 15 meetings between Liverpool and Chelsea.
- Liverpool haven’t lost a home game in the league since April 2017.
These two sides have faced off 185 times before, with Liverpool leading the overall head-to-head record 80 wins to 64.
Four of the last seven meetings between this duo at this ground have resulted in draws.
Liverpool had been on course to record the first ever perfect home campaign until a 1-1 draw with Burnley.
Chelsea could even be knocked down to fourth place by the time this match kicks off with Manchester United hosting West Ham United in the earlier kickoff on Wednesday evening.
This will be the fourth meeting between these two sides this season, with Liverpool having beaten Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup final and at Stamford Bridge in the league, but Chelsea having knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup in March.
Liverpool have not done the Premier League double over Chelsea since 2011-12 but have also not lost a league game to the Blues at Anfield since 2014.
Liverpool are a much more difficult team to predict now than they have been for the vast majority of this season, and it is no longer a surprise to see them drop points since they wrapped the title up.
Yes (Both Teams To Score) @ 1.57