Liverpool and Chelsea Are Currently Going Into Two Different Directions

Published on January 29th, 2017 2:27 pm EST

One of the marquee match-ups of this week's slate of English Premier League action will see Liverpool play host to Chelsea.

Earlier in the season, both teams seemed to have a decent shot of winning the English Premier League title. In recent weeks, however, the two teams have taken different paths, as Chelsea has continued to solidify their league at the top of the table while Liverpool has faltered badly.

Chelsea is 7-0-1 in its last eight English Premier League games, while Liverpool is winless in their last three.

Liverpool needs a win on Tuesday badly, as they currently trail Chelsea by 10 points. Chelsea, which currently has an eight point lead over Arsenal at the top of the table, is very close to completely running away with the title this season. Liverpool, on the other hand, needs to be careful or else they will fall out of contention for a Champions League spot, as both Manchester City and Manchester United are right on their heels.

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Here are the odds for Tuesday's game:

Liverpool, 6/4
Draw, 11/5
Chelsea, 19/10

Unfortunately for Liverpool fans, Chelsea has the best road record in the league this season, as they have compiled 25 points over a total of just 11 games on the road. Liverpool, on the other hand, has managed to collect 23 points in 10 home games so far this season.

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Here are the likeliest outcomes of Tuesday's match according to the bookmakers:

Draw 1-1, 11/2
Liverpool 1-0, 8/1
Draw 0-0, 17/2
Chelsea 1-0, 9/1
Liverpool 2-1, 10/1

Here are the likeliest goal scorers:

Diego Costa, 13/10
Daniel Sturridge, 13/8
Michy Batshuayi, 13/8
Divock Origi, 13/8
Eden Hazard, 13/5

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A win for Liverpool on Tuesday would draw them to within 7 points of Chelsea, while a loss would put them 13 points back. Given the way that Chelsea has been playing this season, there seems to be no way that Liverpool would be able to recover from that kind of deficit.

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