In the Premier League’s last round, Chelsea played a draw with the Bournemouth team. This match has seen complete dominance of the London’s team, but sometimes that is not enough to win.
Away Chelsea scored first through Alonso in the thirty-third minute and it was also the only goal seen in the first half. The home team visibly raised their level of play in the second half and with a very good transition game, they were able to completely reverse the result. Effective were Lerma in the fifty-fourth and King in the fifty-seventh minute of the match.
In the end, Chelsea, who had complete control throughout the match, had to fight for a point. Alonso showed great mood in that match and brought his team a point in the eighty-fifth minute of the game.
Offensive Hudson-Odoi (17/1) is injured, same as offensive Pulisic (16/5) and defensive midfielder Kante (18/3). Forward Abraham (25/13) is doubtful.
The Reds are coming to London after a disappointing defeat to Watford in the last round of the Premier League. Liverpool, who probably had already won the Premier League, didn’t seem completely interested in the match, which the home team knew how to use.
The first half wasn’t that interesting with the Reds having meaningless initiative, but in the second, we saw very effective Watford who had nothing to lose. Brilliant was Sarr in that game and with goals scored in the fifty-fourth and sixty minutes, he gave his team a 2-0 advantage. The final score was set up by Deeney in the seventy-second minute.
This defeat does not endanger Liverpool at all, and they can gently direct their attention to the FA Cup.
The Reds team news
The guests can’t count at midfielders Shaqiri (6/1) and Henderson (25/3) who are out due to injury. Defensive Milner (17/2) and central defender Gomez (18/0) are doubtful.
An aggressive approach is expected
The Blues welcomes the mighty Liverpool in the 1/8 finals of the FA Cup. Given the history of their matches, I expect a very interesting duel. Given the fact that this is Chelsea’s last chance to take the trophy this year in some English competition, I expect their open and offensive game from them.
For an opponent, they have a team that wants every trophy. Both teams to score is a very likely outcome, as neither team has the luxury of staying defensive after conceding a goal.