This Wednesday, August 14, Liverpool and Chelsea compete in the final of the European Supercup at Vodafone Park Besiktas Istanbul. Both teams will want to win the trophy.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Today’s Soccer Prediction
Liverpool stays on an incredible season. If the Reds failed to win the title in England despite an incredible record of 97 points, they won the Champions League by winning in the final against Tottenham (2-0) after eliminating Bayern Munich, Porto and FC Barcelona after a semifinal that will be remembered. After friendly matches this summer, Liverpool had a great first official match but was defeated by Manchester City in the Community Shield (1-1, t.a.b. 5-6). In the Premier League, the Reds made it through Friday at home against Norwich City (4-1).
In front, Chelsea took 3rd place in the Premier League last season but far from Liverpool, 25 points behind the Reds. The Blues also shone in the European Cup, winning the Europa League at the expense of neighboring Arsenal (4-1), after successively eliminating Malmö, Dynamo Kiev, Slavia Prague and Eintracht Frankfurt. This summer, the Londoners signed a good preparation ended with successes against Barcelona, Reading and Salzburg, as well as a draw against Borussia Mönchengladbach. But for his first Premier League game, Chelsea was shattered Sunday by Manchester United at Old Trafford (4-0). The Blues were unsuccessful before completely drinking the cup late in the game. Try our Paid Betting Picks from expert tipster – Bet on football matches with high win probability
The staff for Liverpool vs Chelsea
There has not been a real revolution in Liverpool’s squad this summer. The main move at the moment is the departure of Sturridge but the former English international was no longer in the Reds. On the other hand, goalkeeper Alisson injured on Friday and will be out for several weeks. He will be replaced by the former doorman of West Ham, the experienced Spanish Adrian. Replacing defensemen Clyne and Lovren complete the Reds’ infirmary. The Mané-Salah-Firmino trio should be re-aligned tonight, with former Lille striker Origi playing the role of “supersub”.
For Chelsea however, this season will be the first after the departure of his star, Eden Hazard, who went to Real Madrid. To replace him, the Londoners had enlisted the Dortmund player Christian Pulisic last January. The latter went on loan to Dortmund and will be the only real summer rookie for a club that is banned from UEFA recruitment. In addition, David Luiz, Higuain and Cahill left the club while Bagayoko and Batshuayi made their loan return but do not seem to have entered the plans of new coach Frank Lampard. For this European Supercup, the Rudiger and Kanté executives are uncertain, while substitutes Hudson-Odoi, Loftus-Cheek, James and Van Ginkel are forfeited. Rather in view on Sunday, the young Mount should be new tenure, but not Abraham who should leave his place to Giroud point.
The compositions for Liverpool vs Chelsea
The probable composition of Liverpool:
Adrian – Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson – Fabinho, Henderson, Milner – Salah, Mane, Firmino.
Absent: Alisson, Clyne, Lovren (injured).
The tactical provision provided (4-3-3):
Alexander – Gomez – Van Dijk – Robertson
Henderson – Fabinho – Milner
Salah – Firmino – Mané
The likely composition of Chelsea:
Kepa – Azpilicueta, Zouma, Christensen, Emerson – Kante (or Kovacic), Jorginho – Pedro, Mount, Pulisic – Giroud.
Absent: Hudson-Odoi, Loftus-Cheek, James, Van Ginkel (injured), Bagayoko (dismissed).
Uncertain: Rudiger, Kanté (Injured)
The tactical provision provided for Chelsea:
Azpilicueta – Zouma – Christensen – Emerson
Kante – Jorginho
Pedro – Mount – Pulisic
The history of confrontations Liverpool vs Chelsea
Since 2008, the two clubs have met 33 times. Chelsea leads with 12 wins against 10 for Liverpool and 11 points. Last season, both teams played 3 times (1 home win for Liverpool in the league, 1 draw at Chelsea in the league and 1 Chelsea win at Andield in the League Cup).
The match will take place on neutral ground at Vodafone Park in Besiktas Istanbul.
The key point of the match Liverpool vs Chelsea
– Liverpool has retained its skeleton last year.
– Chelsea will have to rebuild after the departure of his star Eden Hazard and David Luiz behind.
– With the departure of David Luiz and uncertainty about Rudiger, Chelsea’s defense seems too soft to face the Reds’ attacking trio.
– Liverpool have had two good first games and more guarantees than an atomized Chelsea at Old Trafford.
Our Best Soccer Prediction Explained Liverpool vs Chelsea
Better on this very beginning of season, Liverpool seems to be able to prevail against a Chelsea who will have to solve his defensive problems.
Prediction Today: Victory Liverpool