Tip Liverpool - Chelsea
Chelsea suffered a 4 – 0 opening loss in the Premier League and generally had a very poor show in the match at Old Trafford, as opposed to Liverpool, who started their season on a high, beating Norwich City 4 – 1. That loss to United badly exposed Chelsea’s weak areas and Frank Lampard will have a big job trying to motivate his charges to give a response against a well-oiled Liverpool side. Liverpool head to this game on two wins in their last five matches, but have five wins in 10. They didn’t have the best of times in preseason, but their start to competitive action was great. In the last 10 matches, Liverpool have suffered three losses and with no clean sheets in the last eight matches, just keeping two in 10. The Liverpool forward line has been delivering well though; they have scored in 23 of their last 24 matches. This will be the third time they play in the UEFA Super Cup. They have won the earlier two but without clean sheets, and they carry a two – game unbeaten run against Chelsea. On the other hand, Chelsea have managed six wins in 10 matches, and just two clean sheets in the process. They have scored in eight of the last 10 matches and conceded two goals or more in the last four matches. Chelsea have played three UEFA Super Cup matches, the last two have ended in losses and only one of the three produces a clean sheet. Against Liverpool, Chelsea have two wins in the last six meetings.
Key points Liverpool - Chelsea
Chelsea have lost their last two UEFA Super Cup matches.
Liverpool have two wins in two Super Cup matches.
Liverpool have scored in 23 of their last 24 matches.
Conclusion Liverpool - Chelsea
Chelsea suffered a massive loss in their opening game against Manchester United and it is highly unlikely they will have recovered by the time Liverpool come calling, and especially the fact that against Liverpool they face a much stronger opponent. The big shortcoming for Liverpool would perhaps be in the fact that they don’t have too many clean sheets in their recent matches. A 2 – 1 win for Liverpool is a high probability here.
Liverpool Chelsea Prediction published on August 12, 2019