Liverpool v Chelsea : Drogba to fire Blues to Top Four Finish
Chelsea will go into this one as the side confident after they were 2-1 winners over Liverpool in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
Kenny Dalglish would have been desperate for a win at Wembley over the weekend. His side picked up the Carling Cup trophy in February and another piece of silverware this season would have lifted the pressure on the team after a hugely disappointing campaign in the league.
Dalglish’s men currently sit in ninth position in the Premier League, a poor effort considering the money that has been spent on the team.
A strong finish is now vital as they try and save face and finish above Everton in seventh.
However, backing the Reds at home has not been a popular choice this season as they have dropped points in 13 games on home soil. With back to back losses at Anfield as well, it has been far from the fortress that is expected.
Andy Carroll was Liverpool’s best player in the FA Cup final, despite being a second half substitute. Had the £35 million man started the game, it would have arguably been a lot different. He will hope to get the nod in this one.
As for Chelsea, there are not many sides in football with more confidence or self belief than them at the moment.
With an FA Cup trophy in the cabinet, a Champions League final to come and a top four finish still within their grasp, it could be one of the most successful campaigns in the clubs history.
Roberto Di Matteo has done a quite incredible job. His side have lost just two games since he took over from Andre Villas Boas in March.
The Italian will want to finish the season strongly and take his side to Munich in a good run of form. They can also still make the top four and will go just two points adrift of Tottenham, who occupy fourth place, with a win over Liverpool.
The Merseysiders were 2-1 winners in the corresponding fixture back in November, though they will know they face a much stronger Chelsea side this time out.