Premier League, Liverpool vs Chelsea: Preview, Dream11 and stats
Chelsea will be aiming to get past champions Liverpool when the two sides meet in gameweek 37 of the Premier League 2019-20 season. The Blues are third and need a victory to keep their position. With Manchester United taking on West Ham, a win for the hosts will see them rise to third ahead of the Liverpool-Chelsea encounter. Here is the match preview.
Liverpool vs Chelsea: Team news and selection
The Reds are expected to welcome back James Milner, who went on to miss the past two matches with a muscular injury. The likes of Dejan Lovren, Xherdan Shaqiri and Takumi Minamino are pushing for selection. Chelsea will retain the same available squad from their FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United. Christian Pulisic will be assessed, meanwhile, N'Golo Kante is set to be absent.
Can Chelsea get the job done against Liverpool?
Chelsea's superb win against United in the FA Cup can propel them to put up a commanding show against the league leaders. Despite winning the title, Liverpool haven't been at their best since the league's resumption last month. Jurgen Klopp's side went on to lose against Arsenal in gameweek 36. This is a match where they cannot make mistakes and allow Chelsea to dominate.
The key stats ahead of a crunch encounter
Chelsea have won only once in their last 10 Premier League meetings with Liverpool (D5 L4). Liverpool will be aiming to do the double over Chelsea for the fourth time. Liverpool can set a club record of 31 wins in a season if they beat Chelsea. Chelsea have kept only one clean sheet in 18 Premier League away games this season.
Dream11, timing, TV listing and match prediction
Dream11 team prediction (4-3-3): Kepa; Alexander-Arnold, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Robertson; Fabinho, Jorginho, Mount; Salah (c), Giroud (vc), Mane. The match is set to start at 12:45 AM IST. One can watch the game live on the Star Sports Network and stream it on Hotstar (paid subscription). Match prediction: 1-1.