The current average of 4.4 goals per league match involving Chelsea is the joint-highest in the Premier League (PL) entering this round. Significantly, four of the Blues’ five PL matches played so far have witnessed both teams scoring, while four have featured at least four goals either way.
However, just two of the last eight competitive H2Hs between these sides have featured more than two goals (not including extra-time), and Chelsea has scored two goals or more just once in the last 13 competitive matches against Liverpool.
Liverpool, meanwhile, enters the round with the joint-best defense in the league (0.8 goals conceded per match on average) and looking to extend their current 100% record in the league. 14 straight PL wins dating back to March is already a record, but at Stamford Bridge, Jürgen Klopp’s men have notably won just two of the last seven PL H2Hs.
Though Liverpool has been solid in defense this year, it is worth noting that six of the Reds’ eight competitive matches so far in 2019/20 have seen both teams score. Relevantly, Liverpool’s three most recent league wins away at Chelsea have seen both teams get on the scoresheet.
Players to watch: After being on thin ice, Tammy Abraham (CHE) is now walking on water, with seven PL goals in his last three matches. Five of those arrived in the first half.
Liverpool superstars Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané, meanwhile, are both on four PL goals after five rounds.
Stat attack: The last four league H2Hs have averaged just 2.0 yellow cards.
Chelsea has scored the first goal in four straight league matches.
However, seven of their 11 PL goals conceded have come in the last 30 minutes of play.
Liverpool has been winning at half-time & full-time in all of their PL matches so far.
Will not play
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van Ginkel M.
Referee: Oliver M. (Eng),
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London)
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