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Liverpool v Chelsea: Odds, predictions, team news & how to watch

Liverpool and Chelsea will meet in the EFL Cup final at the end of February but on Wednesday the in-form rivals face off at Anfield in the Premier League.

Liverpool v Chelsea Odds

Liverpool - 4/7
Draw - 10/3
Chelsea - 17/4

TV channel and how to watch Liverpool v Chelsea

The match will be shown live on TNT Sports 1 in the UK.

Liverpool v Chelsea kick-off time and venue

The game will be played at Anfield with a kick-off time of 20:15 GMT on Wednesday 31st January 2024.

Liverpool v Chelsea Bet Builder

Both teams to score - 8/15
Darwin Nunez anytime goalscorer - 13/10
Cole Palmer to be booked - 15/8

Bet Builder - 15/2

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Both teams to score - 8/15

Liverpool and Chelsea had played out four successive 0-0 draws before their meeting at Stamford Bridge on the opening weekend of the 2023/24 Premier League season.

That barren run was ended by an entertaining 1-1 draw in which Liverpool's Luis Diaz and Chelsea defender Axel Disasi traded goals in the first half.

Backers of both teams to score may not have long to wait in the return fixture at Anfield as there have been goals at both ends in eight of Chelsea's nine games against top-half clubs this season.

They won 4-1 at Tottenham in November but have also lost 3-1 at West Ham, 2-1 at Manchester United and 4-1 at Newcastle on their travels in the top flight.

The Blues' last away game in the league was a 3-2 victory at Luton and, while a forward line containing the in-form Cole Palmer and Raheem Sterling is capable of causing problems for Liverpool, it is hard to see Chelsea keeping the Reds quiet.

Darwin Nunez anytime goalscorer - 13/10

With Mohamed Salah still recovering from a thigh injury suffered at the Africa Cup of Nations, Darwin Nunez poses a major threat to the Chelsea defence.

Liverpool's Uruguayan star is not the most clinical finisher but his attacking stats are impressive nonetheless, with 11 goals and 10 assists in 34 appearances in all competitions this season.

Nunez's strike-rate is excellent considering that 13 of those appearances were as a substitute and in his last two league games he had eight shots in 64 minutes against Newcastle and scored twice in the 4-0 win at Bournemouth.

He was on target against Norwich in the FA Cup on Sunday and is averaging 3.1 shots per game in the Premier League so should get chances against a Chelsea side who have conceded 12 goals in their last five away matches in the league.  

Cole Palmer to be booked - 15/8

Chelsea have been aggressively defending from the front under Mauricio Pochettino and that approach is reflected by the disciplinary records of their attacking players.

Striker Nicolas Jackson, whose Senegal side were knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday, leads the way with eight bookings in 16 Premier League starts while former Liverpool ace Sterling has been cautioned five times this term.

Palmer, Chelsea's leading goalscorer in his first season at the club, is another likely card candidate as he has picked up six yellows in 1,234 minutes of league action for the Blues.

Two of Palmer's bookings came in the home draws against his former club Manchester City and Arsenal and he should have plenty of defensive work to do against another of the title contenders on Wednesday.

Liverpool Team News

Mohamed Salah is unlikely to feature as he is still struggling with a thigh injury but Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson and Dominik Szoboszlai should be involved. Wataru Endo is still on international duty with Japan.

Chelsea Team News

The Blues will assess the fitness of Christopher Nkunku, Levi Colwill and Malo Gusto but Reece James, Romeo Lavia, Robert Sanchez, Marc Cucurella, Wesley Fofana, Trevoh Chalobah and Lesley Ugochukwu remain sidelined. 

Striker Nicolas Jackson is also missing after playing for Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday.

Liverpool v Chelsea Stats

Seven of Liverpool's eight Premier League wins at Anfield this season were by at least a two-goal margin.

Both teams have scored in eight of Chelsea's nine games against top-half teams this term.

Head-to-Head

Liverpool wins70
Draws40
Chelsea wins51

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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