Capitalizing on Manchester City’s slip up at Carrow Road last weekend, Liverpool have played themselves into pole position before they make the trip to Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
Picking up a 3-1 win over Newcastle after returning from the international break, Jurgen Klopp’s side are the only Premier League outfit to boast a 100% start and now hold a five-point buffer at the top of the table.
On the flip side, while the Reds might be continuing to shine, Chelsea have continued on an inconsistent start to the 2019/2020 season.
Suffering a 1-0 loss against Valencia in midweek to open their Champions League campaign with a defeat, the former champions have won just a pair of their opening five contests and Sunday could prove to be yet another long afternoon.
You might also be interested to know that along with pinching Chelsea to the Super Cup title last month, Liverpool picked up a 2-0 win the last time the two sides met in top-flight action. The Reds can be found at 1/1 with Bet365 to extend their winning run this weekend.
Frank Lampard’s defensive dilemma
Returning from the international break and shipping two second-half goals against a returning Sheffield United, new boss Frank Lampard still has a defensive dilemma on his hands.
Also opening their Champions League campaign with a 1-0 loss against La Liga strugglers Valencia in midweek, the Blues are yet to record a single clean sheet in any of their six matches across all competitions.
More worrying for fans around Stamford Bridge, the former England midfielder has seen his side ship two or more goals in four of their five Premier League appearances. You might be interested to know that the former champions can be found at 8/11 with Ladbrokes to once again ship over 1.5 goals this weekend.
On the flip side, while Chelsea might still be dealing with some issues at the back, they do have one leading man who has continued to shine.
Spearheading the Blues’ youthful revival, England U21 international Tammy Abraham now has seven goals in his last three top-flight outings and the academy graduate can be found at 7/4 with Bet365 to extend that run in the capital this weekend.
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A red-hot Sadio Mane
Suffering a surprise 2-0 loss away at Napoli in midweek, the defending European champions will be calling for an immediate response this weekend.
Despite their issues on foreign soil, Jurgen Klopp’s men have continued to lay down an early marker domestically.
Coming from behind to pick up a 3-1 win against Newcastle after the break, Liverpool have won each of their opening five contests.
Although the former Borussia Dortmund boss may see his side holding a five-point buffer at the top of the table, the Reds still find themselves as an underdog to clinch their first Premier League crown.
Klopp’s men can be found at 6/4 with Bet365 to lift the title come May, behind Manchester City who sit at 4/6.
While Sunday’s hosts may have one attacking talisman enjoying a bright start to the new campaign, Liverpool have their own forward who has continued to shine.
Now scoring six goals in his last six matches across all competitions, including a brace in Liverpool’s Super Cup victory over Chelsea last month, Sadio Mane is pencilled in at 3/2 with SkyBet to once again find the net at Stamford Bridge.