Liverpool (LIV) and Chelsea (CHE) cross swords in the first major top-half clash of Premier League 2021-22 on Saturday, August 28, at Anfield.
Both Liverpool and Chelsea have begun their campaigns with successive victories and a goal difference of 5-0. However, the Merseysiders will carry a psychological edge into the encounter thanks to home advantage and the head-to-head record between the clubs at Anfield.
While the Reds have won 15 matches at home, the Blues have returned home with seven wins from Anfield. The Liverpool vs Chelsea encounter will be played from 10.00 PM IST.
LIV vs CHE Dream11 prediction
Liverpool have lost just one of their last six Premier League fixtures against Chelsea at Anfield and will start as slight favourites to win the game on Saturday.
However, one cannot rule out the fact that European champions Chelsea could possibly turn the tide of the contest in their favour with the help of star signing Romelu Lukaku, who scored for the club on his return to the Blues.
LIV vs CHE Dream11 team tips for Premier League 2021-22
Top tip: Best forward
While Romelu Lukaku began his second stint at Chelsea in style, Mohamed Salah is the most highly-rated attacker for the LIV vs CHE game. The Egyptian forward has two goals and two assists against his former employers, and will look to toy around with Ben Chilwell on the flank.
Top tip: Best midfielder
Mason Mount will need to bring out his best against Liverpool, if Chelsea want a positive result. Mount’s solid work ethic is crucial in Chelsea’s engine room and he also provides thrust and incision in attack. Commanding 91 fantasy football points, the Englishman is the top midfield choice for this game and will be hoping to create attacking opportunities for Romelu Lukaku to capitalize on.
Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper
Spanish defender Marcos Alonso provides not just an attacking threat, but can also shore up things defensively from the left wing-back position. The 30-year-old has 182 fantasy football points and will be up against Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold in a one-on-one battle at Anfield.
The latest LIV vs CHE showdown in the Premier League will also pit two of the best goalkeepers in recent times against each other. While Alisson starts as the favourite goalkeeper for fantasy players, Edouard Mendy will look to celebrate his UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year honour with a clean sheet at Anfield.
LIV vs CHE probable playing XI
LIV playing XI (probable): Alisson; Kostas Tsimikas, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold; Naby Keita, Fabinho, Diego Jota; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane
CHE playing XI (probable): Edouard Mendy; Ben Chilwell, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger; Reece James, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Marcos Alonso; Kai Havertz, Mason Mount; Romelu Lukaku
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