Liverpool vs Chelsea Live Stream and Highlights
Liverpool vs Chelsea Preview:
Date: April 21, 2013; Time: 4:00 PM BST;
Venue: Anfield — Liverpool.
Chelsea will be looking for a positive result on Anfield as Fernando Torres will aim to score his first league goal in 2013. The Blues will be looking for away win, while both Spaniards Bnitez and Torres return at their home stadium.
Liverpool stands 7th in the Premier League with 50 points from 33 games, having 13 wins, 11 draws and 9 losses so far this season. The Reds are 10 points out of the Champions League fight. They have another disappointing season and could stay out of the Europa League. Liverpool have not scored in 2 game. Their present form has seen 2 wins, 1 loss and 2 goalless draws against West Ham and Reading from last five games. Last five matches at Anfield the Reds have finished with 1 loss, 3 wins and 1 draw. The last time these two clubs met at Anfield, the Reds won 4-1. Also, Liverpool won 5 of the last 10 games between these two teams, while Chelsea won 3 and drawn 2. Luis Suarez currently tops the Premier League goalscoring table with 22 goals.
Chelsea goes 3rd in the EPL standings with 61 points form 32 games, winning 18, drawing 7 and losing 7 so far this season. The Blues are 3 points ahead of 5th-placed Tottenham and 1 point ahead of 4th-placed Arsenal, but the Gunners have played one game more. Their present form has seen 2 losses and 3 wins from last five games in all competitions. Also, the Blues have won 4 of their last 5 EPL games. Last five away matches Chelsea have finished with 3 losses, 1 draw and 1 win. In midweek they won 0-3 Fulham. They will play in the Europa League semi-finals against Basel. Ex-Liverpool forward Fernando Torres hasn’t scored in EPL since December. He played for the Merseyside club 4 years and scored 81 goals in his 142 appearances.
Liverpool still will be without injured Fabio Borini, Joe Allen and Martin Kelly. They are out for the rest of the season. Raheem Sterling has recovered from a thigh injury and hopes on a late fitness test.
Chelsea interim coach has no new injury worries. Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill are close to their return. Rafael Benitez could include them. Oriol Romeu with knee injury remains long-term injured.
Liverpool line-up: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Enrique, Lucas, Henderson, Gerrard, Sturridge, Suarez, Coutinho.
Last three matches:
Reading 0 – Liverpool 0;
Liverpool 0 – West Ham 0;
Aston Villa 1 – Liverpool 2.
Chelsea line-up: Cech, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Terry, Bertrand, Ramires, Lampard, Mata, Oscar, Hazard, Torres.
Last three matches:
Fulham 0 – Chelsea FC 3;
Chelsea FC 1 – Manchester City FC 2;
Rubin Kazan 3 – Chelsea FC 2.