LFC vs Chelsea: Time for revenge or too little too late?

Liverpool face Chelsea for the second time in four days at Anfield tonight and are a top priced 2.25 with Paddy Power to gain revenge for the FA Cup final defeat.

The Reds looked a different side when Andy Carroll came on in Saturday’s game, and were arguably unlucky not to force the game into extra time when his effort looked to have gone over the line.

The big man caused the Chelsea defence all sorts of problems and after scoring to make it 2-1 nearly inspired them to a stunning comeback with a superb performance.

The Blues back-line simply didn’t know how to handle him, and he will surely get a place in the starting XI this time round.

He has scored three goals in his last five appearances –  the same number as he had managed in his previous 29 apps for the club – and in his current form looks worth a punt at 7.5 in the first goalscorer market with Boylesports and Paddy Power.

As far as the stats are concerned, Liverpool have won five of the last seven Premier League meetings between the teams – including the last three in a row.

That is good reading, but the one worrying factor has to be that they have scored just once in their last three home games against West Brom, Aston Villa and Fulham.

That is simply not good enough, but they now having nothing to play for but pride and I can’t help but think that Dalglish will have them geared up for this.

in what looks sure to be a tight and tough fought game it could well be that one goal will clinch it.

If that’s the case then backing under 2.5 goals looks a great bet at even money (2) withbet365 and Paddy Power.

Liverpool to win 1-0 is my idea of the outcome and that is an 8.5 chance with bet365.

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  • http://twitter.com/riunguireripat Patrick Ireri Riungu

    TOO LITTLE TOO LATE

    • Form

      dont be a chump all your life

  • MR. GRUMPY

    KENNY DALGLISH WILL NEVER WALK ALONE,  

  • Stulee123

    Revenge no but we need to win our last two games and try and finish as high as possible, why? PRIDE.

  • Butragenio

    Revenge?!? If Chelski dont qualify for Champions League, someone else will – surely not Liverpool!!! I hope at least we get to watch Sterling playing…

  • Javier

    Let’s make it that they don’t finish in the top 4 and spoil their premier league campaign…that way if they lose to bayern which is likely they don’t qualify next year for champions league

  • north

    Winning is what defines greatness. This is a must match and we need to play to win. I’d like to see a strong side featured and all-out intensity.

  • http://twitter.com/Bazilldon Gareth Parry

    I agree that we need to play for pride but I’m sure all fans will feel a little bit of satisfaction in beating Chelsea and stopping them reaching the CL. 

      Ah if only the weekend was different!!

  • Kopon

    Chelsea know they wont finish 4th and will put out the stiffs bar the disqualified 4 so a nothing game for them really.    I would like to see Stirling start so we get a good look at him.    We’ve absolutely nothing to lose especially a decent home record!

  • Jason W

    Lets send F.T Packing tonight !! I predict a 3nil win, lets go on our summer hols on a high lads !!!

  • Stevehickey

    Who would have thought we’d be fighting to win the last 2 games to try and avoid breaking the record books for the worst season in living memory.

    I agree that it was not a bad season. It was an abysmal one.

  • Rederik

    Almost every one seems to think it can,t get much worse thats good because if their right then things can only get better, Kenny needs at least another year to prove he is building a team capable of winning the premiership, last nights lesson given to Chelsea proves what the team are capable of, big Andy is coming good and could prove to be one of the best signings in years.