By PA Media and New Media Wire
London – Mauricio Pochettino, Chelsea’s new helmsman, is gearing up for a high-octane Premier League clash against Liverpool this Sunday, aiming to instil a winning mentality in his squad. The Chelsea vs Liverpool Premier League game is live broadcasting on Peacock TV in the USA, while Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event will broadcast the game live in the UK.
The Argentine, who previously managed Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain, is no stranger to the English top-flight and is keen to turn Chelsea’s fortunes around after a disappointing 12th place finish last season.
Pochettino remarked, “We are Chelsea. The history of the club is to win. We need to be ready to win against Liverpool, a formidable side. Our mindset is to compete fiercely and believe in ourselves.”
On the other side, Liverpool, who missed out on Champions League football last season, have undergone significant changes. The departures of stalwarts like Jordan Henderson and Fabinho have made way for fresh faces, including Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai.
Jurgen Klopp, the Reds’ manager, expressed his optimism, stating, “We have this kind of new start with ‘Liverpool reloaded’. It’s an exciting phase. Everyone has to step up.”
Chelsea vs Liverpool: Premier League Preview
Players to Watch:
Chelsea – Raheem Sterling: After a subdued season with just six Premier League goals, Sterling, formerly of Manchester City, will be keen to make a mark against his ex-club Liverpool.
Liverpool – Mohamed Salah: The Egyptian forward has a knack for scoring in Liverpool’s opening fixtures. With a record of netting in all six of his seasons’ openers with the Reds, Salah will be eager to continue the trend against Chelsea.
- Chelsea’s recent form has been a concern, with only four wins in 2023, making them one of the least successful Premier League sides this year.
- Liverpool boasts an 11-game unbeaten streak in the Premier League, with their last draw coming against Chelsea.
- The last six encounters between these two giants have ended in draws, with the previous four being goalless.
Chelsea vs Liverpool: Premier League Preview and Prediction
- Chelsea: 30.6%
- Liverpool: 41%
- Draw: 28.4%
The stage is set for a thrilling encounter at Stamford Bridge, with Liverpool slightly favoured. However, with the unpredictability of the Premier League, anything can happen on matchday.
Note: All stats and figures are as of August 12, 2023.