Liverpool are now in a commanding position to win the Premier League, sitting five points ahead of this weekend’s opponents Chelsea. The Reds have come out of a 3-2 away win over Norwich, and will be optimistic about getting a positive result against Chelsea at home. Striker Daniel Sturridge missed the home clash against Norwich but should be available to partner Luis Suarez and face his former club. Henderson, on the other hand, will serve the second of his three match ban.
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Schwarzer, Cole, Ivanovic, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Matic, Willian, Oscar, Salah, Eto’o
Chelsea’s shock 2-1 home loss against relegation battlers Sunderland was a big blow to Jose Mourinho’s chances of reclaiming the Premier League trophy in his first season back. To add further complications, Petr Cech and captain John Terry will miss the rest of the season after suffering injuries in midweek’s UEFA Champions League semi-final 0-0 first leg draw with Atletico Madrid. Mourinho has also come out to claim he will field a ‘second-string side’ against the Premier League leaders, prioritizing European glory over the chance of domestic success.
— POETRY IN MOTION (@jamie_kop) April 25, 2014
— Dominic Campbell (@dom_campbell) April 24, 2014
— Ben Rumsby (@ben_rumsby) April 23, 2014
One of the most memorable moments from last season, Luis Suarez just couldn’t helping sinking his teeth into Branislav Ivanovic.
30 goals in 30 league appearances. If the fiery Uruguayan didn’t receive a six game ban at the beginning of the season who knows how many more he could have had. Expect Luis Suarez to do some serious damage against a weakened Chelsea side.