Gus Poyet states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Chelsea
The former Blues midfielder is backing Chelsea to beat Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday evening
Gus Poyet is backing Eden Hazard to fire Chelsea to victory over Liverpool FC in their Premier League clash at Anfield on Saturday evening.
The defending Premier League champions will make the trip to Merseyside in search of a fifth successive top-flight win following last weekend’s 4-0 win at West Brom.
Chelsea signed off with a 1-0 win against title rivals Manchester United at Stamford Bridge before the international break ahead of their trip to The Hawthorns last weekend.
Liverpool FC have won their last three Premier League games thanks to comfortable victories over Huddersfield Town, West Ham United and Southampton.
The Merseyside outfit collected four points from their two top-flight meetings with Chelsea last season thanks to a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge before a 1-1 draw at Anfield.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s side squandered a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Sevilla on Tuesday night hours after Chelsea eased to a 4-0 victory over Qarabag in Azerbaijan.
Former Blues midfielder Poyet is tipping Hazard to continue his goal-scoring run in a Chelsea win against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday evening.
“In these types of games, when both teams need to win, I can definitely see both teams scoring during 90 minutes, especially with Liverpool playing at home,” Poyet told BetStars.
“Final score, I’m going for Liverpool 1 – 2 Chelsea, with goals for Eden Hazard and Mo Salah.”
Liverpool finished in fourth place in the Premier League table to secure a return to the Champions League.
Antonio Conte’s men won the top-flight title with two games to spare after finishing seven points clear of Tottenham Hotspur.