Venue and Timings
The match kicks off at the Stamford Bridge on Sunday, November 11th, 2012 at 1600 hours BST (2100 hours PST and 2130 hours IST).
Lampard is out due to calf injury so Ramires and Oscar are set to replace him.
Hazard and Mata are definite for the squad but Moses will also be trying to make some space for himself after successively scoring a few goals.
Glen Johnson’s start is slightly doubtful and Andre Wisdon played in Russia for Liverpool’s Europa clash so he is doubtful too.
Pepe Reina is fit and is likely to return after Brad Jones played against Anzhi this Thursday.
Gerrard and Suarez did not travel with the squad and are likely to feature in this clash.
Liverpool 4 – 1 Chelsea
Chelsea 2 – 1 Liverpool
Chelsea 0 – 2 Liverpool
Chelsea 1 – 2 Liverpool
Chelsea 0 – 1 Liverpool
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) : Hazard has proved himself to be one of the most successful players that joined the Barclays Premier League this season. In the 16 appearances this boy has made, he has scored 3 goals and made 10 assists. Hazard plays a tricky game by completely dominating the midfield. His responsiveness to any chance created leads him to assist a lot of goals. His strong dribbling skills makes it difficult to stop this man. He gets fouled often as his style of play is that way.
Luis Suarez (Liverpool) : The 25-year-old Uruguayan attacking midfielder is not an easy one to handle for any defence. Suarez can provide some fatal indirect set-pieces threats. His wonderful dribbling skills have enabled this man to scored 9 goals in the 12 assists he has made in all competition. However, Suarez occasionally plays the dirty game and gets fouled.
My prediction: 2 – 2. After Chelsea’s midweek success, the team will be in great form at home and would prove to be a tough competition for Liverpool. However, Liverpool would be looking to bounce back after their defeat at Anzhi. Liverpool is the kind of team that will perform better than their form when they play against big teams. The match will be a fierce one with a number of cards being shown.