Premier League betting: Liverpool to hold home record against ChelseaPublished May 10, 2016
Liverpool games against Chelsea have produced some great moments over the years. Who can forget Steven Gerrard’s costly slip in midfield which effectively cost Liverpool a first Premier League league title for 24 years in 2014, or the Champions League Quarter Final in 2009 that was won 7-5 by Chelsea over two legs?
This match, coming at the end of the season, with neither team involved in a league challenge, and only Liverpool with a very slim outside chance of Europa League qualification, has little statistical importance.
Nevertheless, there will be a lot of pride on display among players who have taken part in some epic games over the years.
Liverpool are unbeaten in 12 home games under Jurgen Klopp, a run that has featured strong wins over Manchester City, Manchester United and Everton, as well as their enthralling Europa League successes against Borussia Dortmund and Villarreal.
However, Liverpool will be looking to ensure that their substantial injury list, which includes Divock Origi, Jordan Henderson, Danny Ings, Joe Gomez, Jordan Rossiter and Danny Ward, will not be added to with the Europa League final against Sevilla in Basel to be played exactly a week later.
At the weekend, Chelsea saw the kind of defeat that has been so emblematic of their season. Seemingly in control and going twice ahead, they lost to Sunderland 3-2 at the Stadium of Light and had club captain John Terry sent off in injury time, suspending him for their last two games, with some assuming he may have played his last game for the Pensioners.