Top Four Race of English Premier League couldn't be more exciting as Liverpool go head to head against Chelsea on Thursday.
Two of the all-time Premier League giants, Liverpool and Chelsea, are all set to go against one another on the upcoming midweek fixtures in the English Premier League. Both the teams have one goal for now, and that is to manage to scrape through the top four of the division and seal the Champions League position for the next season.
As of now, fifth-placed Chelsea is a point ahead of sixth-placed Liverpool. In front of the two teams stands West Ham United, an odd name for the league's top positions, on fourth. The highly-anticipated Premier League fixture is set to take place on Anfield on Thursday, a place where the London team have ended without a single point for the past two years.
Chelsea and Liverpool stand at fifth and sixth in the Premier League table respectively. Photo Source: SB Nation
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side has some issues in front of this match-up as they have a squad full of injuries, especially in the backline. The Reds did come up with a win in their last match against relegation contenders, Sheffield United, but their entire form hasn't been good in any way. From January itself, the defending Champions have lost four games at home, which shattered their 68-game unbeaten run.
On the other hand, new manager Thomas Tuchel has been enjoying his run at Chelsea, as he is unbeaten to this date. Although his last two games ended up in draws against the likes of Southampton and Manchester United, his side wouldn't be much disappointed before coming into this game. Under the new manager, the Blues might face a first real challenge as their record against Liverpool in the league for the past four times has ended in losses.
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool have already lost four times in Anfield this season before facing Chelsea. Photo Source: Football London
When the Blues and the Reds faced each other on September 20, 2020, it was Andreas Christensen's red card that opened the floodgates for Liverpool to led their talisman Sadio Mane to score a brace and lead their team to victory.
The context and situation have changed entirely as this fixture is now being held under the immense pressure of getting into the top four. Chelsea fans aren't entirely confident as they might be unbeaten, but their fans do acknowledge how the London team hasn't been up to their standards. The likes of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, and Kai Havertz are still struggling to adjust in the English league and under the new manager's teamsheet, which puts them in a difficult situation.
Well, the stakes are high, and this is where the Premier League gets more beautiful. It would be an evenly matched contest on Thursday at Anfield as Liverpool host Chelsea. May the best team win!