Liverpool vs Chelsea, 2019 UEFA Super Cup Final – Preview, Prediction, Head-to-Head, Lineups and Live Stream
Champions League holders Liverpool and Europa League winners Chelsea come into 2019 UEFA Super Cup final on the back of altogether different opening ends of the week to the Premier League season. The victors of the Champions League and Europa League go head to head with Liverpool taking on Chelsea. The match will stand out forever as the first time two English sides have struggled it out for the trophy. Frank Lampard and his Chelsea troops will confront their second heavyweight conflict in the space of about four days when they lock horns with Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul on Wednesday night.
The Blues persevered through a 4-0 humbling at the hands of Manchester United on Sunday, goals from Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Daniel James recommending they may battle to adapt without superstar winger Eden Hazard after the Belgian withdrew for Real Madrid throughout the summer.
Contrastingly, Liverpool made a great begin to their 2019/20 Premier League campaign. Jurgen Klopp’s men gathered three points at home to Norwich City, the Reds proceeding with their form of yesteryear with a persuading 4-1 triumph over the recently promoted Canaries.
They are the supreme European champions following their Champions League triumph in June, English adversaries Tottenham unable to keep the Merseysiders from gaining a 6th continental crown.
Simple days before that confrontation in Madrid, Chelsea rose 4-1 champs versus Arsenal in the Europa League final in what demonstrated to be Hazard’s final game for the club – as well as previous mentor Maurizio Sarri’s – to set up this meeting with Liverpool in Istanbul.
Champions League holders Liverpool will be without Alisson Becker for “a number of weeks” after the number one goalkeeper endured calf damage during their 4-1 Premier League triumph over Norwich City last Friday.
Adrian came off the bench for his Liverpool debut in that game at Anfield, while Andy Lonergan – who went on tour with the club to the USA this summer because of an absence of keepers – is relied upon to sign a momentary contract and take a place on the bench in Istanbul.
Naby Keita shows up improbable to include subsequent to limping out of training at Vodafone Park on Tuesday evening with what has all the earmarks of being a muscle objection.
Other than Alisson, Keita and Nathaniel Clyne – out for around a half year with knee damage – Klopp has a clean bill of health heading to Turkey.
The manager has implied that Sadio Mane could begin subsequent to going ahead against Norwich, with Divock Origi the feasible fall fellow notwithstanding a great presentation at Anfield.
Concerning Chelsea, Lampard has a few selection dilemmas after the Blues’ 4-0 pounding against Manchester United on Sunday.
Lampard defended his selection of youths, for example, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham after that defeat by recommending he couldn’t compel players out of the treatment room, and once again backed Mount during his press conference on Tuesday.
N’Golo Kante got little damage at Old Trafford and will be assessed further, and may not be gambled given his significance to Lampard’s team.
Christian Pulisic and Olivier Giroud – who were second-half substitutes at Old Trafford – are probably going to begin on Wednesday, while Antonio Rudiger and Willian will be on the bench subsequent to coming back from injury.
Kurt Zouma battled badly in central defence however with Rudiger not prepared and Fikayo Tomori the only deputy, he is set to proceed in the XI.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Match Odds
- Liverpool to win: 8/13
- Chelsea to win: 9/2
- Draw after 90 mins: 16/5
First goal scorer
- Mohamed Salah: 10/3
- Roberto Firmino: 4/1
- Sadio Mane: 4/1
- Tammy Abraham: 15/2
- Olivier Giroud: 9/1
- Michy Batshuayi: 9/1
Liverpool vs Chelsea Head to Head
A lavish long-range rocket from Mohamed Salah sunk the Egyptian’s previous employers when these two last met, the 27-year-old doubling the Reds’ lead as they recorded a hard-battled 2-0 triumph in April.
Mane had nodded them ahead minutes before as he latched on to a magnificent clipped cross from captain Jordan Henderson, however, the success was eventually in vain as Manchester City held their nerve in the title race and marched to their second successive league triumph.
That result took Liverpool to an aggregate of 78 wins in this fixture throughout history, 15 more than their adversaries. Nevertheless, the Salah-inspired triumph is their lone defeat of Chelsea in their last six attempts, the Blues proving to be the top in two of those, with three draws finishing the list.
Here is everything people need to know about when and where to watch Liverpool vs Chelsea match:
When Is Liverpool vs Chelsea Kick off?
Wednesday 14 August
What Time Is Liverpool vs Chelsea Kick off?
20:00 (BST)/15:00 (EST)
Where Is Liverpool vs Chelsea Played?
Vodafone Arena, Istanbul
Liverpool vs Chelsea TV Channel/Live Stream?
BT Sport 2 (UK) – FuboTV – Free Trial (US), BT Sport Ultimate, BT Sport app
Liverpool vs Chelsea Match Prediction
Given the results of a weekend ago, it is hard to see anything with the exception of a Liverpool triumph in a city that as of now has a place in Reds folklore. Istanbul was where the incomprehensible occurred as Steven Gerrard led a wonderful fightback from three goals down to hand his beloved side a Champions League final triumph over Milan in 2005.
It is doubtful whether they will need such marvels this time around. Chelsea are reeling and demonstrated to have a delicate underbelly on Sunday. They weren’t a shambles against the Red Devils, however, Liverpool ought to effectively uncover their shortcomings and leave Turkey with the UEFA Super Cup.
Liverpool couldn’t have wanted for a simpler run out to kick off the new Premier League season as Norwich City looked in confusion at Anfield on Friday night in a big 4-1 home win.
After two days and Chelsea were on an inappropriate end of the four goals as Manchester United took full advantage of dire defending in 4-0 succeed at Old Trafford.
There were still positives for Lampard to detract from that misfortune to Manchester United however defensively they’ll have to improve in the event that they are to contain Liverpool’s firepower.
Chelsea likewise look lightweight in attack so everyone is influencing with Liverpool on this event.
Frank Lampard has indicated his team twice hitting the woodwork yet those defensive issues won’t be unraveled in three days so everyone could see another huge defeat for the Blues in Istanbul.
Liverpool vs Chelsea, UEFA Super Cup predicted lineups
Liverpool XI: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Mane, Firmino.
Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Christensen, Alonso, Mount, Jorginho, Pedro, Barkley, Pulisic, Giroud