Liverpool have struggled in 2017, with just one win to their name from eight this calendar year.
A 2-1 loss to Wolves at the weekend means they crashed out of two competitions in the space of four days after their EFL Cup loss to Saints and the will look to bounce back with the welcome of Chelsea.
The Blues have lost just one of their last 15 competitive outings, winning the other 14. This is an ideal chance to exact revenge on Liverpool after the fell to a 2-1 loss in the reverse fixture this season, that just one of Chelsea’s four competitive defeats this term. NaijaBet.com
The return of Sadio Mane is a boost to Liverpool, but Chelsea could continue the hosts’ poor start to the year in this one.
Liverpool – Danny Ings and Mark Grujic are both ruled out for the Reds for Tuesday’s welcome of Chelsea.Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana are both doubts, though the latter may start with Trent Alexander-Arnold deputising for the former.
Sadio Mane is back following Senegal’s elimination from AFCON 2017 and could feature in some capacity.
Chelsea – Antonio Conte has the luxury of a fully fit squad for the trip to Liverpool and is unlikely to make wholesale changes to his XI.
Cesc Fabregas, Willian and Michy Batshuayi will hope their respective showings against Brentford will see them rewarded with a start, but the trio are expected to make do with a place on the bench.
Chelsea have won 15 of their last 16 matches (Premier League).
Chelsea have been winning at both half time and full time in 6 of their last 7 matches Premier League.
Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 homePremier League matches.
Chelsea are undefeated in their last 5 away matches against Liverpool in all competitions.