Premier Leauge top-four contenders Chelsea and Liverpool are set to meet on Thursday at Anfield. Both sides have a chance to jump up in the standings if they can earn three points. The Blues enter in fifth place with 44 points, while Liverpool are a spot behind with 43 points, having just snapped their four-game losing streak in the league. Chelsea are undefeated under manager Thomas Tuchel since his arrival and will look for another big result on the road here. American star Christian Pulisic is once again on the bench for the visitors.
Here's how you can watch the match and what to know:
- Date: Thursday, March 4
- Time: 3:15 p.m. ET
- Location: Anfield -- Liverpool, England
- TV: None
- Live stream: Peacock
- Odds: Liverpool +125; Draw +255; Chelsea +210 (via William Hill Sportsbook)
Chelsea: Star defender Thiago Silva returned to training on Tuesday afternoon, recovering from the thigh injury he picked up against Tottenham. Time will tell if he gets the start, but he could be a huge boost at the back for the Blues, who have been playing well defensively. Chelsea have not conceded a goal in 247 minutes, conceding just twice in their last nine matches.
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Liverpool: The Reds just earned a 2-0 win over Sheffield United, but it still wasn't all that impressive. All eyes will be on whether star goalkeeper Alisson plays, and he is expected to. The Brazilian, unfortunately, lost his father last week after he drowned while swimming. Alisson was given Sunday off on compassionate grounds and is expected to be available, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said on Tuesday. Fabinho is also expected to be available after a muscle injury kept him out four matches. Diogo Jota was also expected to be in the team for the first time since Dec. 9 after his knee injury, but he has an illness and has been ruled out.
Pulisic starts, delivers and the Blues pick up a solid road draw. Pick: Liverpool 1, Chelsea 1