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Arsenal may do these two teams a favour. If they can avoid losing to Manchester City, it will benefit Chelsea and Liverpool, who are in second and third position, respectively. A City win would put them 11 points ahead of Chelsea and 12 points ahead of Liverpool, who have a game in hand.
What had appeared to be a competitive Premier League title race has shifted dramatically in recent weeks. City is 10 points ahead of Liverpool and 13 points ahead of Chelsea in the previous ten league games, according to the form guide. City, without a doubt, would prefer to see this game conclude in a draw.
In the last four games, there have been three draws, with Chelsea leading in two of them. They have a big trouble scoring a second goal after going up 1-0. Four of Chelsea’s previous five Premier League games have ended in a draw, with three games ending in a win.
In their first five home league games of the season, they scored 16 goals, but only seven in the following five. Both teams have scored in six of the last seven Premier League games played at home. Chelsea has gone undefeated in their previous five league games, although they have only won two of them.
In midweek, Liverpool were defeated 1-0 by Leicester City. They had won six consecutive league games before drawing at Tottenham and losing to Leicester. They have only one point from their last two games. That isn’t good enough with City winning game after game.
Liverpool’s failure to score at Leicester stopped a run of 28 games in which they have scored at least once in the Premier League. Unlike last season, when it was their home form that cost them dearly, this season they are having issues on the road. Only seven points have been earned in their last five road games, which includes two losses.
I need a winner in this match for the sake of the Premier League title race. Both teams have been losing points recently, but Manchester City continues to dominate.
Chelsea must learn how to take and maintain a lead, especially at home. Liverpool has struggled on the road and will be looking for a win here. This match will be won by Chelsea.
The match between Chelsea and Liverpool will go down on Sunday at 5:30PM Nigerian time.