Match Preview: Liverpool Open EPL Season With Visit To Chelsea

12th August 2023

It's time for Premier League Football! Liverpool were not given an easy task by the schedule makers as the Reds travel to Stamford Bridge to face a Chelsea side that is determined to atone for the club's shortcomings a year ago.

Tired Of Ties

The last 6 matches in the Liverpool vs fixture have ended in draws. That includes a pair of games where Liverpool advanced in a Cup Competition via Penalty Kicks, but the result was still officially recorded as a . The last match that did not end in a draw after the final whistle blew was March 4th 2021 when Chelsea defeated Liverpool 1-0. The Reds' last win in the series came on September 20th, 2020.

New Look Blues

Chelsea had a season of turmoil a year ago. They had three different managers and finished 12th in the final EPL Table, the club's worst finish since 2004. New boss Mauricio Pochettino hopes for a reversal of fortunes as Chelsea have brought in several new players. They still have plenty of household names like , Reece James, Lukaku and others. That mixture could prove formidable as Chelsea went undefeated against 3 other clubs during their United States . The big question is will that trend hold when the matches start to count?

Opening Day Facts & Figures

Mohamed Salah is looking to become the first player in League history to score in 7 consecutive opening-day matches. The Reds have not lost a season opener since 2012 when they lost to Brighton. Liverpool have a record of 8 wins and 2 draws since. The club enters the match unbeaten in the last 11 fixtures dating back to last season (7 wins and 4 draws).

LFC Globe Verdict

Here We Go! I am excited about this match if you can not tell. Liverpool and Chelsea enter the game looking to get a season of redemption off on the right foot. With departures and new faces on both sides, it's hard to get a read on how this one will turn out. If history is any indication, however, it will end in another draw.

Where To Watch

Kickoff is set for 16:30 BST air on Sky Sports. Supporters in the USA can stream the action on Peacock Premium while Canadian views can do the same via fuboTV.  A full list of streaming options is available by visiting LFC Globe's Live Streams page.

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