6th February 2011 – 4PM
Tomorrow at 4PM The Reds travel to Stamford Bridge to play Premier League champions Chelsea. We have a fairly poor record at Stamford Bridge over the years, but we’ve also served up some very tasty encounters in both the Champions League and the Premier League, such as the 4-4 draw two years ago. Chelsea are just starting to come out of the sticky patch they found themselves in over the last 2-3 months, where they struggled to score goals and have been hampered by injures – especially in the defence.
Cue the signing of Fernando Torres last week, as you all will know, and he’s set to make his debut for Chelsea in tomorrows game (as a side note – you can currently bet 6/1 on Carragher to be the first to foul Torres, that’s worth a punt). We should be welcoming Carra back into the starting line-up (and if we don’t, your bet will have been wasted), but the big talking point in terms of team selection is what formation Kenny will decide to play.
On Wednesday against Stoke, Kenny played a 3-5-2 formation with Gerrard dropping just behind Kuyt. I think Kenny will decide to play Suarez from the start in this game, given his impressive impact against Stoke. This could mean that Aurelio will find himself on the bench, unless Kenny decides to drop the 3-5-2 and play with just two central defenders, which means Kygriakos and Skrtel could find themselves on the sidelines. Given the team selection on Wednesday, it’s fairly hard to predict the line-up tomorrow, but I think it could be either of these two:
Carragher – Skrtel – Agger
Kelly – Meireles – Lucas – Gerrard – Johnson
Kelly – Carragher – Agger – Johnson
Meireles – Lucas
Kuyt – Gerrard – Maxi
But as I said, it’s really hard to predict this, as there are so many possibilities for Kenny to choose from. Again, feel free to post your line-ups and score predictions in the comments box below.
I’m always really positive before a Liverpool game, and I really hope we can get an early goal tomorrow and hopefully get ourselves a win, or at least a point. With the great passing and attacking football we’ve been playing recently, I don’t see why we can’t go to the Bridge tomorrow and get the victory we deserve.
My prediction: Chelsea 1 – 2 Liverpool