On January 21, Liverpool at Anfield Road will host Chelsea in the match of the 21st round of the Premier League. The meeting is due to start at 12:30 GMT.
Premier League 2022-23
Liverpool are having a hard time this season. Their current position in the Premier League perfectly reflects the problems that Jurgen Klopp’s team has.
Inconsistent defensive performance saw the hosts lose two successive Premier League games and struggle in the FA Cup. In the Premier League, Liverpool unexpectedly lost to Brentford (1-3) and lost to Brighton (0-3).
Thus, the number of defeats smoothly approaches the number of victories. Now the ratio is 8 to 6. In the table the club is 9th with 28 points.
In the FA Cup, Liverpool played two matches with Wolverhampton. Two matches because the first game ended in a (2-2) draw. In return, the team won (1-0).
Chelsea, meanwhile, is not in the best situation, as the constant change of coaches has led to a crisis, which now has to be corrected by Graham Potter, who had not previously had such serious experience.
The club is in 10th position. The team has the same 28 points and won its last in the tournament. After two defeats in a row, Chelsea beat Crystal Palace (1-0).
Before that, the club lost to Man City (0-1) and Fulham (1-2). The devastating fiasco in the FA Cup match with Man City added to the failures, in which Chelsea lost (0-4).
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Head to Head
Liverpool are playing well against Chelsea and have won 84 of the 192 matches played between the two sides, as opposed to Chelsea’s 65 wins.
The last meeting between the two teams took place last year as part of the FA Cup final. Liverpool won (1-0) after a penalty shoot-out.
Chelsea have had two more days to rest and prepare, but the club has serious personnel problems. Especially in the attack line.
Liverpool also have them, but the club has a serious motivation to break the negative streak in the Premier League. The hosts will also play at home.
Prediction for this match: Liverpool win.