Chelsea v Liverpool Tips – Can Mourinho save his job, for now?
Failure to beat Liverpool this weekend and it could be 'Goodbye Mourinho'
October 29th, 2015
A 2-1 defeat to West Ham last weekend, it couldn’t get much worse for Chelsea could it? Indeed it could and defeat to Stoke City in the midweek Capital One Cup clash at the Britannia piled further pressure onto Jose Mourinho’s shoulders.
There has been much speculation as to where the actual blame lies for Chelsea’s current predicament, although the fact remains that they are a pale shadow of the side which stormed to the Premier League title last season and changes must surely be made in order to salvage something from what has been an utterly dismal season so far.
It is a startling fact that the Blues sit a mere five points above the relegation zone and whilst we don’t for a second predict that they will be battling against the drop towards the end of the season, we can’t really imagine them battling for a place in the top six either, going on current form.
Indeed, Chelsea have recorded just two home wins in the Premier League this term so far and they will be put to the test by a Liverpool side who – despite being far from their best this season – have at least managed to avoid defeat in any of their last ten outings in all competitions.
The Reds have been something of draw specialists of late with all but two of their last ten games ending in stalemate after 90 minutes. New boss Jurgen Klopp is still in search of his first Premier League win with the club and he will be confident of getting it against a Chelsea side which are extremely out of sorts at present.
We’re pretty confident that they can get something too, although we’re stopping short of predicting three points for the visitors. Chelsea have shown that they have what it takes to beat the big sides, if not the smaller ones. The Blues defeated Arsenal to the tune of 2-0 last month and they can deny Klopp his first victory this weekend.
All in all, a draw looks the most likely outcome this weekend at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have shown a huge amount of inconsistency and are massively unpredictable at the moment, however Liverpool have shown that they can at least hold strong opposition both at home and away.
BETTING TIP – Match ending in a draw – Bet365 5/2