CHE vs LIV Dream11 Match Preview: Chelsea and Liverpool will square off against one another in a classic FA Cup tie after enduring disappointing results in the Premier League recently. Chelsea had to share the spoils through a 2-2 draw with AFC Bournemouth. Liverpool on the other end was stunned 3-0 by Watford at Vicarage Road as it brought an end to their 44 games unbeaten run in the league. However, with both sides in the quarter-final stages, the intention of both Frank Lampard and Jurgen Klopp would be to go the distance and win the domestic cup.
Date- Wednesday, March 4
Kick-Off- 1:15 AM (IST)
Venue- Stamford Bridge
Jorginho is in contention of facing Liverpool in spite of being banned in the next Premier League fixture due to an accumulation of bookings. Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi remain on the sidelines for Frank Lampard as a result of injuries. Ruben Loftus-Cheek has returned to training after being a long term absentee and might be on the bench. Kepa was given a break for a few games but could be given a start to keep between the sticks here. Antonio Rudiger was dropped against Bournemouth but could be back in defence for the upcoming fixture.
Club captain Jordan Henderson remains on the sidelines due to injury. Joe Gomez, James Milner and Naby Keita are doubts to start for Klopp. Curtis Jones has impressed in his limited appearances and could be given a start by the manager. Harvey Elliot and Pedro Chirivella have also done well in the past and could have a part to play against Chelsea. Dejan Lovren had a disappointing evening in the 3-0 defeat to Watford and might be dropped.
CHE (Expected Playing 11)- Arrizabalaga; Tomori, Rudiger, Azpilicueta; Alonso, Jorginho, Kovacic, James; Willian, Barkley, Giroud
LIV (Expected Playing 11)- Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, V Dijk, Robertson; Chirivella, Lallana, Jones; Elliott, Firmino, Origi
Jorginho has been a pivotal figure in Chelsea’s midfield. The Italian international four goals two assists, while completing 1634 passes in the Premier League, while also having 57 successful interceptions under his belt.
Four of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s seven goals have come from outside the box in all competitions for Liverpool. Chamberlain also has a pass accuracy of 84% in the Premier League.
Olivier Giroud has looked impressive in his limited starts for Chelsea. Giroud possesses serious ariel threat and has a goal and has a pass accuracy of 357 minutes in the league this season.
Divock Origi has often been used as a ‘super-sub’ by Jurgen Klopp. However, with him likely to get a start, there is a possibility of him contributing to a vital goal. Origi has three goals and an assist from 517 minutes in the Premier League this season.
Considering both teams are on the back of disappointing results, a draw seems like a possible outcome.
Goalkeeper- K Arrizabalaga
Defenders- M Alonso, A Rudiger, V v Dijk, T Alexander Arnold
Midfielders- Jorginho, Willian, A O Chamberlain (VC)
Forwards- O Giroud (C), R Firmino, D Origi
Defenders- R James, C Azpilicueta, J Matip, A Robertson
Midfielders- Jorginho (VC), M Kovacic, H Elliott, C Jones
Forwards- O Giroud, D Origi (C)
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