Chelsea are already assured of the English Premier League title but Sunday’s home game against Liverpool is still significant as the visitors attempt to close the gap on the top four.
Current League Position 1st (as of 6th May)
Last Six League Results W5 D1 L0
Home Record P17 W14 D3 L0 GS 32 GC 7
Chelsea wrapped up the Premier League title with a 1-0 home win over Crystal Palace last weekend. They have spent the bulk of the season at the top of the standings with only Manchester City briefly threatening to spoil the party earlier this year. Although Chelsea can relax to some degree, they will want to remain unbeaten in the league at Stamford Bridge where only Manchester City, Burnley and Southampton have avoided defeat in the current campaign. Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 15 league games with their last defeat coming at Spurs on New Years Day.
Current League Position 5th (as of 6th May)
Last Six League Results W2 D1 L3
Away Record P17 W8 D2 L7 GS 20 GC 21
Liverpool still have an outside chance of catching fourth placed Manchester United and qualifying for Champions League football next season. To do so they will need to bridge the gap to United which stood at four points heading into the weekend but could have increased if United get a positive result at Crystal Palace a day before this game takes place. Liverpool did beat QPR at Anfield last weekend but they have not been in the best of form of late and recent results away from home comprise of a 4-1 defeat at Arsenal, 0-0 draw at West Brom and a 1-0 loss at Hull City.
Overall Head to Head Record
Chelsea Wins 56
Liverpool Wins 69
Last time they met
27/01/15 Capital One Cup Semi Final 2nd Leg Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool (after extra time)
Chelsea Scorer: Ivanovic (94)
Half time: 0-0 Full time: 0-0
Previous Five Head to Heads Results
20/01/15 LCUP Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea (Capital One Cup Semi Final 1st Leg)
08/11/14 EPL Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea
27/04/14 EPL Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea
29/12/13 EPL Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool
21/04/13 EPL Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea
These teams have already met three times this season, most recently in the Capital One Cup semi finals where the first leg finished 1-1 at Anfield and Chelsea edged the return 1-0 before going on to beat Spurs in the final.
Chelsea also won the first Premier League meeting this season, 2-1 at Anfield and they are unbeaten against Liverpool in the last seven head to heads in any competition.
Match Result Betting
*Odds are correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
Liverpool now have more riding on this than Chelsea but they will have to step up on recent performances if they are to take anything from the game. We can expect Chelsea to remain professional in their approach even though the title has already been clinched but Liverpool are our fancy to either draw or win.
Pick: Double Chance Draw/Liverpool @1.73