Looking to immediately bounce back after seeing their remarkable Premier League unbeaten run come to an end at Vicarage Road over the weekend, Liverpool will make the trip to West London on Tuesday night hoping to book their spot in the quarter-finals of this year’s FA Cup.
Hit with what was a stunning 3-0 hammering away at relegation scrappers Watford on Saturday evening, Jurgen Klopp has made it clear that he will once again make a string of alterations as the German has done in the previous rounds.
On the flip side, dropping more points away at another bottom-three struggler in Bournemouth over the weekend, Chelsea have continued to show some worrying inconsistencies under Frank Lampard.
While the former Premier League champions might still sit in pole position to secure a top-four finish, Tuesday’s hosts have won just one of their last five matches across all competitions and their midweek matchup in West London could produce plenty of chances.
With four of the last five meetings between the two sides seeing both teams find the net, a similar outcome can be found priced at 4/6 with Betfair.
Chelsea’s defensive crisis
While Chelsea may have been thankful to grab what turned out to be a hard-fought equalizer at the Vitality on Saturday afternoon, the Blues once again dropped more points on the road and the mood around West London has certainly dampened.
Blown away by Bayern Munich in the Champions League and hit with a 3-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, the Blues have managed to land just a sole victory over the past month and have continued to show some glaring issues at the back.
Shipping a pair of goals against relegation scrappers Bournemouth over the weekend, Frank Lampard’s side have landed just a sole clean sheet against Premier League opposition since opening the New Year.
More worrying for the former England midfielder, shipping five goals in back-to-back appearances, Chelsea have also conceded at least a pair of strikes in four of their last five outings.
Also failing to record a single Premier League clean sheet at Stamford Bridge since the 9th of November, you might be interested to know that Lampard’s side can be found priced at 6/4 with Paddy Power to once again ship over 1.5 goals on Tuesday night.
Klopp seeking a response
Although Liverpool might still sit within touching distance of lifting their first Premier League title, Jurgen Klopp’s side saw their remarkable unbeaten run come to an abrupt end on the road.
Blown away in stunning fashion against Premier League strugglers Watford on Saturday evening, the former Borussia Dortmund boss has seen his side show some recent signs of a struggle.
Hit with a 1-0 defeat away at Atletico Madrid in their Champions League first-leg last week, the soon to be champions also had to battle from behind to snatch a dramatic 3-2 win off of West Ham.
One man who could be relishing a rare start at Stamford Bridge in midweek could be Belgium forward, Divock Origi.
With Klopp likely to hand a much-needed rest to the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino, there is no doubt that the 24-year-old should be looking to end a goal drought that stems back to the 4th of December.
Hoping to exploit on a Chelsea defence that has continued to show some glaring issues, you might be interested to know that Origi can be found priced at 14/5 with Coral to find the net on Tuesday night.