Chelsea-Liverpool Betting Preview: Back the Blues to compound misery on Rodgers’ side

Our tipster is backing Jose Mourinho’s side to claim three points and inflict the Reds’ second Premier League defeat in four days

Only one point separates Chelsea and Liverpool in the Premier League after the two sides had differing results on Boxing Day.

Where as Chelsea scraped past Swansea City at home, winning 1-0 in a closely fought encounter, Liverpool will consider themselves unlucky to leave Manchester City with no points after a 2-1 loss.

To make matters worse for Brendan Rodgers
the Reds come into this match with a number of first team players out injured.

Captain Steven Gerrard and influential striker Daniel Sturridge are both out of this fixture against Chelsea, putting pressure on the rest of the Reds squad during a hectic period of festive football.

Paddy Power price Brendan Rodgers’ side at 11/4 (3.75) to bounce back from their Boxing Day disappointment with a win.

Chelsea have looked out of sorts in front of goal in recent weeks, with Jose Mourinho publicly stating that the Blues need more fire power if they are to win trophies.

Despite a lack of goals, Mourinho’s side have won five in a row at home and are even money (2.00) to make it six . The same firm price the draw at 12/5 (3.40).

Paddy Power have a money back special on this match. If it ends in a draw then they will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last scorer, Correct Score and Scorecast singles on the match.

After a loss at Manchester City, Liverpool have only won once away in their last seven, with victory coming away at Tottenham in an impressive 5-0 thumping.

However, Chelsea will prove a tougher test than Spurs and the price of evens (2.00) for Mourinho’s side to win in front of their own fans seems too good to miss.

Despite Luis Suarez being in sensational form, he was unable to lead his side to three points against City, and with plenty of Liverpool’s hopes resting on his shoulders, if Chelsea can restrict him in the match, they should be able to come out on top.

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