Blistering-Hot Reds Hoping to Avoid the Monday Blues




Liverpool will take to the field on Sunday with the knowledge of whether their Premier League fate will in fact be in their own hands albeit depending on Manchester City’s earlier result against a stubborn Crystal Palace outfit.

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The Reds resumed their European adventure with a comfortable 2-0 win in the UEFA Champions League, over the 2004 champions FC Porto, courtesy of goals from Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino. That was Liverpool’s sixth win in-a-row in all competitions since a 0-0 derby day draw at Everton last month.

Liverpool recent results:

09/04 – Liverpool 2-0 Porto (UCL)
05/04 – Southampton 1-3 Liverpool
31/03 – Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham

Blistering-Hot Reds Hoping to Avoid the Monday Blues

Chelsea got one foot in the door to the UEFA Europa League semi-finals with a hard-fought 1-0 win away at Slavia Praha on Thursday. Sarri’s men have now won four matches on the spin in all competitions as the Blues find themselves back in top-four contention. The West Londoners currently occupy third spot ahead of the likes of Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester United.

Chelsea recent results:

11/04 – S. Praha 0-1 Chelsea (UEL)
08/04 – Chelsea 2-0 West Ham
03/04 – Chelsea 3-0 Brighton

A fixture that invokes memories of Fernando Torres scoring his first Liverpool goal on his Anfield debut before infamously making the switch down South four years later – a move that saw his Premier League career head in the same direction.

Who could forget Luis Suarez taking a chomp on former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in 2013 that saw the Uruguayan subsequently brandished with an eight-match ban.

One thing is certain – Merseyside is set for fireworks, one way or another. The Reds have not beaten Chelsea in any of their last five outings while the last time they tasted victory over them at Anfield was back in May 2012 – a run that could stretch to 9 matches on Sunday.

Blistering-Hot Reds Hoping to Avoid the Monday Blues

Five of the last nine meetings between the pair have ended with the same 1-1 scoreline, including in the corresponding fixture last season.

It was the same story when the sides clashed at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season when former Blues frontman Daniel Sturridge netted a wonderful goal to steal a share of the spoils, just three days after scoring against them in the League Cup. That was Sturridge’s 3rd goal in just 5 appearances against Chelsea.

Blistering-Hot Reds Hoping to Avoid the Monday Blues

The last encounter at Anfield saw Chelsea come back from a goal down to seal a 2-1 win in 3rd round of the Carabao Cup back in September.

Liverpool vs Chelsea recent head-to-head:

29/09/2018 – Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool
26/09/2018 – Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea
06/05/2018 – Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool
25/11/2017 – Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea
31/01/2017 – Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea
16/09/2016 – Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool

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Published: 04/12/2019