Chelsea vs Liverpool 01/27/2015 League Cup Semi Final Preview,Odds &Prediction
Liverpool (1) vs (1)Chelsea
Tuesday 27th January 2015 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Chelsea 13/20 Draw 3/1 Liverpool 5/1 See the Latest Odds
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The second leg of the League Cup on Tuesday will see Chelsea host Liverpool in Stamford Bridge. Both teams were disappointing in the FA Cup at the weekend with Chelsea being shocked by Bradford and Bolton holding Liverpool in Anfield. Jose Mourhino's side led 2-0 at the weekend and uncharacteristically lost the lead and the game. With Diego Costa, Hazard and Fabregas due to come back into the starting line up along with the rest of the big guns I think that Chelsea will be anything but complacent on Tuesday night. Mourhino labeled the loss to Bradford as a disgrace but the reality was that Chelsea started their second string with only two starters in there. Chelsea have such strength in depth that they can afford to do that and still field a very strong team. The blues will be up for this one though as a final is just 90 minutes away.
While Chelsea were dumped out of the League Cup on Saturday , Liverpool managed to stay in the FA Cup but disappointed in a toothless display against Bolton. Brendan Rodgers has intimated that Daniel Sturridge could be back in the squad on Tuesday night and the former chelsea player has been missed big time by the reds. With Borini, Lambert and Balotelli struggling to make an impact, Rodgers is hoping the return of Sturridge can kick start the reds season and give them a chance of getting fourth in the league. Stephen Gerrard is on the way out at the end of the season and this is a real chance for his Liverpool teammates to give him a final to go out on.
While the common sense play is to take Chelsea here I just dont see the value here. I am taking the draw. I think this one may take penalties to seperate them.