Chelsea vs Liverpool
England – FA Cup
Date: Tuesday, 3 March 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
FA Cup action takes center stage this week, and the tie of the round will see Liverpool travel to Stamford Bridge looking to keep their treble hopes alive with a win against Chelsea. The Blues will also be hoping for the win, as Frank Lampard looks for a first trophy of his reign.
Chelsea vs Liverpool Match Preview
Chelsea’s form over recent weeks has been indifferent, but they managed to get a positive result on their last outing to recover from their drubbing in the first leg of their Champions League clash with Bayern Munich. The German side ran out comfortable 3-0 winners on that occasion. The Blues fought back from 2-1 down in their last outing to secure a 2-2 draw against Bournemouth.
Marcos Alonso scored twice in that draw, but they now find themselves in a big challenge to secure their place in the top four. Chelsea’s home form has been a concern this season as they have won just once in their past three at Stamford Bridge. In the last round of the FA Cup, Chelsea saw off Hull City thanks to goals from Michy Batshuayi and Fikayo Timori. However, this will be a much bigger challenge.
Liverpool head into this game with questions surrounding their form for the first time this campaign. They have lost two of their past three fixtures in all competitions. During that run, they also scrambled to a 3-2 win against West Ham United. Their last outing was a stunning 3-0 defeat to relegation-threatened Watford. The defeat brought an end to Liverpool’s 44-match unbeaten run.
Ismaila Sarr scored twice in that victory for the Hornets, while Troy Deeney wrapped up the win with the third. It could have been worse for the Reds as they defended poorly throughout the game. They only managed one shot on target in the defeat, which was the lowest number that they have recorded since Jurgen Klopp has been in charge. In the last round of the cup, Liverpool beat Shrewsbury 1-0 in a replay following a shock 2-2 draw in the initial fixture. The Reds will need to be at their best to get the win in this fixture.
Chelsea vs Liverpool Head-to-head (h2h)
Liverpool holds the advantage in the overall record between the sides, as they have won on 80 occasions. Chelsea have won 63 times, and there have been 41 draws. The last meeting between the sides ended in a 2-1 win for the Reds in September.
Chelsea Team News
Jorginho will be missing through suspension, while Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi and N’Golo Kante are out.
Liverpool Team News
Joe Gomez, James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita will be missing for the Reds.
Chelsea vs Liverpool Prediction
This will be an interesting fixture between two sides that will be taking the FA Cup seriously. It is a huge week for Liverpool as they could potentially be out of both cup competitions if they lose against Chelsea and Atletico Madrid. However, the Reds should have too much for the Blues.