MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool V Chelsea

I HAVE FINISHED UNIVERSITY! You probably don't care but hey, at least now I can get back on track with the blog eh? First up in my renewed sense of organisation is the Chelsea match preview. The Reds welcome Hiddink's side to Anfield on Wednesday evening and to be honest I fully expect to see an extremely weakened side fielded by Jurgen Klopp. The manager will have everything focused on our Europa League final next week and as nice as it would be to beat Chelsea, I don't think anyone is really that bothered at the moment.

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Injuries

Injuries for Liverpool mean they are still unable to call upon the likes of Jordan Henderson and Divock Origi however it is unlikely Jurgen Klopp will be worrying too much about the injury situation as he will probably look to field fringe players.

For Chelsea, manager Guus Hiddink has a strong side to choose from with just Rodriguez, Remy and Zouma unavailable.

Previous Meetings

The last time the two sides met was in October last year. Philippe Coutinho scored a brace in that game which ended in a 3-1 win for Liverpool. Chelsea's last visit to Anfield in May 2015 ended in a 1-1 draw it was stalwarts John Terry and Steven Gerrard on the score sheet that day.

The last five meetings between the two sides in the league haven't ended well for the Reds who have only picked up one victory during that time compared to Chelsea's three wins.

Form

Liverpool have won three out of their last six games in all competitions, their most recent win came this weekend after beating Watford 2-0 thanks to goals from Joe Allen and Roberto Firmino. Chelsea, who are not playing in any other competitions have won two of their last six games but the Londoners have also lost three matches, most recently losing this weekend at the hands of Sunderland.

Betting

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I can't see this game being very exciting to be honest and I wouldn't be surprised if it ended 0-0 or 1-1. You can get odds on draws for: 12/1 - 0-0, 13/2 - 1-1, 11/1 - 2-2.

For first goalscorers it will probably be best to wait for the team sheet but on the assumption that some fringe players will feature how about Ojo at 8/1, Chirivella at 33/1 or Ibe at 12/1?

Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!

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