Romelu Lukaku finally made his highly anticipated second debut for Chelsea against Arsenal on Sunday and he didn’t disappoint. It took him just 15 minutes to get on the scoresheet. Asides his goal, Lukaku bullied Arsenal defender Pablo Mari and was a menace to the Arsenal defence all game. Bernd Leno’s heroics perhaps prevented the score-line from being embarrassing for the Gunners. It therefore was not a surprise when Lukaku won the man of the match award. Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool players will be aware and perhaps wary of the danger that Lukaku and Chelsea pose when they face The Blues at Anfield on Saturday. Both teams are evenly matched with same points, goals scored and conceded ahead of the game.
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Liverpool will be confident not only about this match but for the season as a whole. The Reds had a torrid 2020/21 season with injuries to key players throughout the season. They have now welcomed those players back into the team including influential CB Virgin van Dijk. Liverpool have evidently been buoyed by these players’ return judging from their displays in the League so far this season. Jurgen Klopp’s men have been flawless since the league began. They easily dispatched Norwich and Burnley with ease scoring 5 and conceding none in the process.
While some Liverpool fans are concerned that they haven’t made any signings like most of their rivals, Klopp insists the return of their key players feels like new signings. Liverpool will be looking to reclaim the League Title they lost to City last season. Games like these will go to show how ready they are. They will however be coming up against an equally competent and confident side in Chelsea and will need to be at their best to beat them.
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If Liverpool are confident about this game and their season, then Chelsea are flying high! The Blues are on a roll and their display against Arsenal further proved it. Tuchel’s men are also bolstered with the addition of Romelu Lukaku to the team. Lukaku looked exactly like what Chelsea have been missing in their team; a striker! The Belgian striker’s goal, strength, movement and link up left Chelsea fans feeling like their dreams came true. It highlights Chelsea’s ambition this season as they set their sights on the League Title having conquered Europe.
Lukaku will however test himself against one of the best defences in Europe. Liverpool’s defence under van Dijk are a tough nut to crack and van Dijk is widely regarded as one of the best defenders in the World. Liverpool’s attack is also one of the best in Europe and will definitely test Chelsea’s resolve. If Chelsea beat Liverpool however, it will further showcase their quality and register them as genuine Title contenders.
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HEAD TO HEAD
Liverpool enjoy a superior head-to-head record over Chelsea. In 188 matches, Liverpool have won 82 times, Chelsea have won 65 times while both clubs have drawn 41 times. Both Liverpool and Chelsea recorded away wins against each other last season. Liverpool were 2-0 winners at Stanford Bridge while Chelsea won 1-0 in the return fixture at Anfield.