Liverpool traveled to Rome first for their Champions League second leg, before then heading onto London in a turnaround which will certainly test the depth of the squad. The Reds have drawn three of their last four unbeaten league games and only need one point this weekend to all but guarantee Champions League football for next season. Meanwhile, Chelsea have found some form after winning their last three, but with two of these against bottom-four sides this promises to be a far harder test and they’ve won just twice in their last six at Stamford Bridge with one of those over West Brom. Liverpool should get the job done and hold out for the draw.
Both teams have found the net in each of Liverpool’s last six encounters with their fellow top-six sides, while against similar opposition that’s been the case in four of the Blues’ last five. In fact, when playing each other both teams have scored in all seven Premier League meetings since 2014/15, and we expect to see a similar story on Sunday.
Three of the last four of these head to heads finished 1-1, while Antonio Conte’s men have failed to score more than a single strike in any of their four matches when hosting the Big Six this season. Moreover, when visiting similar teams, Jurgen Klopp’s men have drawn four of nine matches since the start of last season with three 1-1s.