Chelsea v Liverpool: A bridge too far for Blues

Suarez is the man that can find a way through Chelsea's defence

This week’s Super Sunday match-up sees two of the Premier League “Big Boys” go head-to-head as Chelsea host Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

It is safe to say that neither side have been at their best in the early stage of this campaign, but victory for either side on Sunday may be the result to kick-start their season. Liverpool do however, enter this match as the in-form side and find themselves on a eight-match unbeaten run, so confidence should not be a problem for the men from Merseyside.

Kenny Dalglish’s main concern will be the fitness of talisman and top-scorer Luis Suarez, who suffered a minor back injury whilst on recent international duty. Liverpool will assess the Uruguayan’s fitness over the weekend but it is likely that he will start. There is no questioning that Liverpool are a completely different outfit with Suarez playing and with Steven Gerrard ruled out, he is the man that can find a way through Chelsea’s defence with his pace, power and trickery. If you fancy him to get on the score sheet, Victor Chandler are offering 8/5 on Suarez as an anytime scorer and he is a massive 13/2 with Bet365 to grab the opener.

Meanwhile, over in the Chelsea camp, things haven’t exactly been rosy in the past few weeks and Andre Villas-Boas will be looking for his team to grab the headlines for all the right reasons come Monday morning. There is no doubt that three men will be the centre of attention - John Terry, Raul Meireles and Fernando Torres. The latter two will be looking to impress against their former employers if given the chance and whilst Torres’s performances have certainly improved in the past 5-6 weeks, he may have to wait a while before he gets his first goal against Liverpool. The one thing that Chelsea have lacked this season so far is the ability to win the so-called “big games” having already flopped against Manchester United and Arsenal. With all the pressure on Villas-Boas, I can only see failure again this weekend.

In terms of fixture history, there is one stat that grabs my attention – in each of the last 11 Premier League fixtures between these two, there has been two or less goals scored. There is great possibility that this will be the case again, with both teams being less adventurous as they try to avoid defeat.

Since King Kenny’s return in January, Liverpool have a great record against the league’s top sides and that could well continue against Chelsea. Liverpool are a best priced 7/2 with the majority of bookmakers to win the match but if you want to play safe, the Draw No Bet market could be for you, with Bet365 offering 12/5 for a Liverpool win, meaning that if the match ends in a draw you get your stake back.

Recommended Bets

Back Under 2.5 goals @ Evens with Victor Chandler

Back Liverpool to win (Draw no bet) @ 12/5 with Bet365

Written By:- Richard Hodge (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 19/11/2011 - 11:39 AM
Filed in:- Chelsea Betting News, Liverpool, Chelsea

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