It will look incredibly early in the year to be thinking about European soccer (unless you are a Wolves fan), but Liverpools face-off with Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup has a wonderful texture to it an intriguing curtain-raiser into the continental football season.
Champions League winners Liverpool picked up from where they left off prior campaign, placing newly-promoted Norwich. In what was quite a opening display for Frank Lampard to digest were very much on the receiving end of a demolition job at Old Trafford. The barefaced stats look OK as much as Chelsea are concerned, however a 2.18-1.33 xG deficit tells a more damning story; Chelsea had plenty of attempts, but David de Gea was rarely stretched. ??
It ought to be quite fascinating on Wednesday, but the result is beyond any doubt in my opinion; Chelsea defended badly against Manchester United, and while they did sabotage the hosts early on, it is not enough to convince me theyll lay much of a glove on Jurgen Klopps men.
There are simply not enough targets in this Chelsea side. Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud will not cut the mustard as a leading six centre-forward should, although the reduction of Eden Hazard will have a while.
You know what you get at this point with Liverpool, and itll be a lot for Chelsea.
In 17/10, Liverpool looks a bet. The last meeting between these two ended 2-0 from the Reds favour, and Liverpool seem so much more powerful in all sections than the adversaries of Wednesday. ??
We were treated to our talk of controversy in Europe last year, and of what constitutes a penalty being far stricter than the Premier Leagues also UEFAs interpretation, I am financing a spot-kick to be awarded.
We watched Chelsea concede a penalty against Manchester United this weekend–Kurt Zouma the guilty party–and contemplating just three sides received more penalties from the Premier League than Liverpool last year, Id suggest the possibilities of the referee pointing to the place are quite high, particularly because this is a cup final (or sorts).
Needless to Say, Chelsea can win a penalty, but its not outlandish think VAR will take center stage. ??
It is for Virgil Van Dijk to score, although I have gone a tiny rogue on this last tip.
Hear me out here…
VVD has scored seven goals Although his goalscoring record at the first portion of his Liverpool career was paltry for a man of such stature.
Naturally, Liverpool have an entire number of players who can (and likely will) score on Wednesday, but Van Dijk has opened his account for the season with a goal against Norwich, also 25/1 for the Dutchman to locate the web first contrary to what looks like a pretty porous Chelsea is likely worth a nibble.
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