Chelsea won’t be able to handle Liverpool’s attack, says Jan Molby
Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby expects the Reds to have too much for Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday
Jan Molby believes Chelsea won’t be able to handle Liverpool’s attack when the Premier League’s top two meet at Anfield on Sunday.
The Reds have the opportunity to end the west London side’s hopes of winning the title if Brendan Rodgers’s men win their 12th successive league game.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hinted that he will field a weakened Blues side for the clash on Merseyside with the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday.
Regardless of what team he puts out at Anfield, former Liverpool midfielder Molby reckons the Premier League leaders will get the better of Mourinho in the title showdown.
“If he decides to prioritise the Champions League over the Premier League that’s his choice. If he didn’t have so many players out on loan he would be able to put a stronger team out,” Molby wrote in the Liverpool Echo.
“We don’t know whether it’s just mind games when Mourinho says he will field a weakened side and hold players back for the second leg of their semi-final with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.
“But I do think this Champions League thing is burning a hole in his head. Not getting his hands on that trophy was the reason he got the sack from Chelsea last time.”
He added: “If Chelsea manage to contain this Liverpool side that really would be an achievement. I’m not convinced they have the players who can cope with the way Liverpool play.
“The pace and tempo will be very different. Whatever Mourinho says and whatever team he picks, I expect our array of attacking talent to be too much for them to handle.”