On Sunday, September 20, in London at Stamford Bridge Stadium will be a super match of the second round of the championship of England “Chelsea” – “Liverpool”.
The battle of the two championship contenders will take place in London. “Chelsea have significantly strengthened in the off-season, spending 220 million euros, and plan to fight for first place, dropping Liverpool from there. They will be able to prove their claims in a face-to-face meeting. The Blues beat Brighton away (3-1) in the first round, and the debutants Werner and Havertz didn’t show much. Now they’ll have to do better. The Londoners have a whole group of players out of action for various reasons – Pulisic, Gilmore, as well as newcomers Ziesch, Thiago Silva and Chilwell.
Liverpool started the season with a loss to Arsenal in the Super Cup and a very difficult victory over Leeds (4-3). Even from these two games, we can conclude that the Merseyside side have a problem with their defensive play. They have only Oxlade-Chamberlain in the sack, but his absence should hardly be considered a problem.
The last meeting between these teams in the championship was spectacular and resulted in a 5-3 victory for the Reds. In fact, both of last season’s Premier League games were victorious for Klopp’s team. Chelsea, on the other hand, knocked the Merseysiders out of the FA Cup.
We think, that in this time there will be a productive encounter. Goals in both halves, both teams to score, total over 3.0