Live streaming epl match today on 6 may 2018. Kloop vs Conte must be a tough game. Maybe liverpool just want to focus in final eufa champions league vs real madrid this month.
Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Rudiger, Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso, Hazard, Giroud. Subs: Caballero, Barkley, Pedro, Zappacosta, Willian, Christensen, Emerson.
Liverpool: Karius, Clyne, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Alexander-Arnold, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane. Subs: Henderson, Klavan, Moreno, Mignolet, Ings, Solanke, Woodburn.
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)
The weather’s scorching, and Jurgen Klopp’s Champions League finalists (no, we’ll never get tired of writing that) are looking to set the seal on a scorching season by nailing a top four finish at Stamford Bridge.
A draw will effectively do it – but we know Jurgen won’t be sitting back and trying to grind out a point.
We’ll bring you all the build up as James Pearce and Ian Doyle head to West London to report from Stamford Bridge, while Chris Beesley and Kristian Walsh look after affairs here in St Paul’s Square in a steaming Liverpool city centre.
What is the team news?
Chelsea will welcome Marcos Alonso back after his three-match suspension, but he is not certain to start with Emerson Palmieri impressing in recent weeks.
David Luiz and Ethan Ampadu are guaranteed absentees, while Antonio Conte much choose between Andreas Christensen and Gary Cahill at the back.
Did we mention it’s hot?
Hopefully the action will be even hotter!
Follow all the latest as Klopp tries to secure his side’s passage into Europe’s premier competition with one game to spare – and in the process deny one of their fiercest Premier League rivals.
Afternoon. Let’s get straight to the point: Liverpool need one of them to secure a tour-four spot and Champions League football next season. If Chelsea win, they keep their top-four hopes alive – especially so given that Spurs lost yesterday – but to take Liverpool’s place in the top four they would need wins against Huddersfield and Newcastle as well as requiring Klopp’s side to lose or draw at home against Brighton on the final day. So their hopes are still slim but with most of the Premier League teams now playing for very little at least something is riding on this.
A Liverpool draw or win would enable Klopp’s side to power down until the 26 May, when they face Real Madrid in Kiev, and recent post-European Premier League games suggest a draw is likely. They’ve drawn 0-0 against Everton, 2-2 with West Brom and 0-0 with Stoke after Champions League matches. But Chelsea are in their best form since early September, having won four games on the bounce and would like to stretch that to five here.
The last time the two sides met, in November at Anfield, Mo Salah scored for Liverpool (well, who else?) before Willian equalised for Chelsea with what appeared to be a cross. Liverpool would take the same result again here.
My prediction: Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool
So two strong teams then, with Liverpool fielding their usual front three and only resting one player in midfield, with Trent Alexander-Arnold moving into the middle to take the place of Jordan Henderson, and Nathaniel Clyne coming in at right-back.