Chelsea - Liverpool
Chelsea should win this match. There are four main reasons for my pick. Here are they:
1. The first is connect with the home advantage, something very important in this busy festive period. The players are tired, but fans support will give them extra-power.
2. The second reason is connect with Liverpool. The Reds are in big crisis at the moment. A draw against Tottenham was followed by the defeat at Leicester City. Liverpool failed to score at King Power, with Salah and Mane completely out of form.
3. The third reason is connect with the absence of Klopp. The German coach is COVID-19 positive and will stay in self-isolation. Klopp is kind of coach that constantly motivate the players, pushing them all the time. His absence is a big handicap.
4. The last reason is connect with Chelsea. They are team with super quality players. It is not a coincident they won the Champions League last season. I know Tuchel is missing some players (Reece James and Ben Chilwell are out injured, while Andreas Christensen is doubtful), but he has a big roster. According to me, Liverpool are in worse situation as Thiago and Robertson s absence is a problem.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 02.01. 17:30h