Liverpool vs. Chelsea League Cup 3rd Round Preview

Biggest test of the season and a chance for rotation. 

Chelsea play Liverpool at Anfield in the League Cup third round tonight. It is probably the highlight fixture of the round and one of the teams will not progress further in this competition. 

Our last game against West Ham perhaps showcased the areas at which we need to work on. Despite the possession and number of shots we did not convert those to shots on goal and it meant that we did not score any goals. The defence still remains a problem and improvement is needed. This game will hopefully involve more rotation than the one against PAOK. Ampadu, Hudson-Odoi and Emerson should be given a chance to impress Sarri, and there is no bigger challenge than playing Liverpool at Anfield. 

Liverpool have taken this season by storm winning 6 out of 6 in the league and defeating PSG at Anfield in the Champions League. Goal scoring wise they have been decent but it is the defence where they have improved the most with Van Dijk and Gomez forming a formidable partnership. Alisson has been a huge upgrade from the likes of Mignolet but Mignolet will mostly start this game as we should expect a second string Liverpool side for this game. With both these teams set to play at the weekend as well we should expect changed sides but no drop in intensity.

Chelsea Team Preview

Rotation should be a priority with Ampadu, Hudson-Odoi, Christensen, Emerson hopefully starting the game. Loftus-Cheek, and Rudiger might miss out due to mild injuries. Hazard is in the match day squad and might start the game. 

Liverpool Team Preview

Klopp is also expected to rotate the team but has promised that there will not be eleven changes made to the team. Mignolet should start but some player might keep their place. 

Starting XI Prediction

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An interesting game and one that should consist of goals. It it not the end of the world if Chelsea lose this as it is a pretty tough fixture but we like winning when people least expect it. C’MON CHELSEA!!!!

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