It’s expected to be a 90-minute war between Mauricio Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp on Sunday. Nevertheless, Chelsea vs Liverpool predictions may favor the Blues at Stamford Bridge.
Of course, it’s going to be both teams Premier League opener on Sunday. As a result, they would face each other with a high level of winning spirit.
The two English sides dazzled impressively during their pre-season tours. Mauricio Pochettino’s troops finished their USA tour with an unbeaten streak.
Obviously, both Chelsea and Liverpool dazzled poorly last season. As a result, they are most likely to bounce back this campaign, making themselves unstoppable.
Mauricio Pochettino wouldn’t want to lose his first EPL game at Chelsea. He would want to continue his unbeaten streak during their USA pre-season tour.
Frankly, Chelsea vs Liverpool predictions don’t usually come easy. However, the Blues have the upper-hand in winning, because they are at home.
The West London club and the Reds have many outgoing and incoming players this summer transfer window. Therefore, they have enough reinforcements to face each other on Sunday.
Anthony Taylor will be officiating the Premier League game. Which means the Blues may want to do better at Stamford Bridge, showing off their winning mentality.
As regards Chelsea vs Liverpool head-to-head matches. All their previous five games have ended in squares. They played goalless home and away last campaign.
Meanwhile, after the two teams pre-season tours. They would definitely score against each other on Sunday at Stamford Bridge, showing off their new signings.
Mauricio Pochettino loves tactical battles. As a result, he won’t make it easy for Jurgen Klopp, as regards their Premier League opening fixture against the Reds.
Regardless, West London club would have to be very careful with Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian wizard registered 9 goal contributions (2 goals, 7 assists) throughout their pre-season.
Also, Nicolas Jackson is most likely to frustrate the Reds on Sunday. He was one of Chelsea’s best players during their USA pre-season tour, winning the PL summer series.
Chelsea vs Liverpool team news
Of course, the two sides have been heavily active this summer transfer window. Therefore, they have enough brilliant and talented players to face each other on Sunday.
Unfortunately, Mauricio Pochettino has some injury issues in the squad. As a result, some of his players won’t be available to take on the Reds.
Christopher Nkunku is on the sidelines as a result of a knee injury. He’s most likely to be unavailable for several months because of an injury.
The Frenchman boosted the team’s attack during their USA pre-season tour. Unfortunately for Chelsea, the player won’t be available to face Jurgen Klopp’s troops.
Wesley Fofana is still out of the squad. His absence prompted the signing of Axel Disasi from Monaco. The Blues wanted to balance their defense line.
Marcus Bettinelli won’t be part of the squad for their Premier League opener. He has been battling with an injury since April, despite being the second choice goalkeeper.
Meanwhile, the Blues have received some major injury boosts. Benoit Badiashile is back in training, but the Liverpool game may come too soon for him on Sunday.
Despite missing the whole preseason in the United States of America. Noni Madueke is back to training as well, but he may not start in their EPL opener at Stamford Bridge.
Armando Broja has been training as well. Of course, he didn’t travel with the squad to their USA pre-season tour. However, he is back on grass, training with the squad.
Trevoh Chalobah is most likely to start from the bench on Sunday. He played just 14 minutes against Fulham in their 2023 PL summer series.
Chelsea recently completed the signing of Tyler Adams from Leeds United. However, he’s currently unavailable as a result of a hamstring injury.
Speaking of Liverpool’s team news, the Red Devils don’t appear to have any injury issues. Jurgen Klopp has a full squad to face the West London club.
Thiago Alcantara is back in training, along with Stefan Bajcetic. Regardless, they are most likely to start from the bench against Mauricio Pochettino’s troops.
It’s confirmed that Darwin Núñez missed the training on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Uruguayan central-forward isn’t injured, making him available on Sunday.
Liverpool are currently trying to sign Roméo Lavia or Moisés Caicedo. Nevertheless, none of the defensive midfielders will be available to face the Blues.
Chelsea possible lineup (4-2-3-1)
Sánchez; James, Silva, Colwill, Chilwell; Santos, Enzo; Sterling, Chukwuemeka, Mudryk; Jackson.
Kepa Arrizabalaga is close to joining Bayern Munich. As a result, Robert Sánchez may start for the West London club on Sunday.
Also, Carney Chukwuemeka is most likely to start as an attacking midfielder. Of course, Christopher Nkunku won’t be available.
Liverpool possible lineup (4-3-3)
Alisson; Gomez, Van Dijk, Konaté, Robertson; Alexander-Arnold, Mac Allister, Szoboszlai; Salah, Jota, Díaz.
Since the Reds don’t have any defensive midfielders at the moment. Trent Alexander-Arnold may play a deeper role in the midfield as the lone No.6.
As regards Chelsea vs Liverpool predictions. Jota dazzled more impressively than Darwin Núñez on their pre-season tour. Therefore, he may start the striking role against the Blues.
Chelsea vs Liverpool predictions
Of course, both teams usually go tough on each other, regardless of the competition. Their last 5 games ended in draws at Stamford Bridge and Anfield.
The Reds are kind of shallow in the midfield. Because they don’t have a defensive midfielder, despite the presence of Alexis Mac Allister and Szoboszlai.
Therefore, they may struggle to withstand the Blues pressure from the midfield. Which means, Mauricio Pochettino’s men have the upper-hand to win on Sunday.
With Nicolas Jackson and Mykhailo Mudryk. Chelsea vs Liverpool predictions are most likely to favor the hosts because they have enough reinforcements in the squad.
Of course, the two Premier League sides usually score against Chelsea. Regardless, it may be a different 90 minutes at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool
The Blues Premier League opener will kick-off at 16:30 (BST) on Sunday at Stamford Bridge. Anthony Taylor will be officiating the game.