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Chelsea vs Liverpool 2016 Preview And Prediction

Chelsea vs Liverpool 2016 Preview And Prediction
Chelsea were flying high going into the Liberty stadium last Sunday. However, after what can only be described as a shambolic game, that ended in them dropping points to Swansea, they left with a sour taste. How will they respond at Stamford Bridge on Friday?

Chelsea were flying high going into the Liberty stadium last Sunday.They had started the season with 4 straight wins. They acquired two defenders at the end of the transfer window including addressing their key area of need, and all signs pointed to them continuing their winning run.

However, after what can only be described as a shambolic game, that ended in them dropping points to Swansea they will be left with a sour taste. How they respond at Stamford Bridge on Friday when they welcome Liverpool will tell us a lot about this Blues side.

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So what exactly happened on Sunday? Full disclosure, I am a Chelsea supporter. So having watched every minute of them so far this season, I can comfortably say they have the potential to be very good. But on Sunday, Chelsea were overconfident. This could have been an easy win if they had the killer instinct to put the Swans away. They missed several easy opportunites to make the game 2-0, then fell asleep and gave up a penalty on the counter attack.

Then all the goofiness happened. Antonio Conte was justifiably enraged at the officials as Swansea could have been down to 10 men after launching into brutal tackles all over the pitch. A clear missed foul led to the Swans’ second goal, and led to me and my mates trying to remember the words to the David Luiz song, as we had had enough of Gary Cahill for the time being.

Chelsea vs Liverpool Prediction

The thing about great managers is that they rarely drop points in consecutive games. We believe Conte to be a great manager and he will not allow his Chelsea side to get away with another Lackadaisical performance.

BET CHELSEA @ +125 AT BET365. 

Chelsea made the types of errors last Sunday that we have come to expect from Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp wants his team to play a frenetic pace and press high up the pitch. But what this leads to is tons of space of the opponent to counter attack in. Combine that with the fact that he still has players on field prone to error and I see opportunites for the Blues.

The intelligent use of space by maestros such as Hazard, Willian and Oscar means that when N’golo Kante inevitably dispossesses the opponent, Chelsea will be off to the races. 

The one caveat I have is that under Klopp’s regime, Liverpool’s best performances have come away from home against top sides. But I see an angry Chelsea team wiping the stink off from last weekend. 

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Wednesday 08 March
FT Stoke 0 - 0 Manchester City +1200 -400 Odds
Saturday 11 March
FT West Ham 2 - 3 Bournemouth +180 +160 Odds
FT West Bromwich 0 - 3 Everton +550 -149 Odds
FT Swansea 1 - 2 Hull +200 +150 Odds
Sunday 12 March
FT Burnley 1 - 2 Liverpool +1200 -345 Odds
Wednesday 26 April
Leicester 14:45 Arsenal +700 -278 Odds
Sunderland 14:45 Middlesbrough +260 -105 Odds
Tottenham 15:00 Crystal Palace -161 +475 Odds
Monday 15 May
Watford 15:00 Chelsea +1100 -714 Odds
Wednesday 17 May
Manchester United 14:45 Southampton -118 +300 Odds

Thus far, all five of Chelsea’s games this season have gone over 2.5 goals. Combine that with the fact that last season in 19 league games the over went 12-7 and perhaps the total is another place to find value.

However as John Terry is out for this game, we don’t know how Chelsea’s defense will line up. We think it will be David Luiz who gets the nod, but will it be a back 3 or a back 4?

For up to date pick and live in game bets, you can follow me on twitter @zahir_gilani.

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