Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Liverpool and Chelsea, the two old rivals, face each other at Anfield in what is the derby of round 3 in the EFL Cup. Liverpool made a flying start to the season and, as a result, they are leading the standings ahead of the visit of Chelsea. The Reds aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, but there is every chance coach Jurgen Klopp will mix the squad against the capital club. Seeing that Maurizio Sarri is likely to rest first-team regulars in Tuesday’s football match, we predict that under 2.5 goals will be scored in the Anfield clash. The two teams face each other in the Premier League on Saturday, which is undisputedly the match of much bigger importance for them. You should bear in mind that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their previous three meetings in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Fabinho):
One of the hottest talents and emerging star of the new generation at AS Monaco is the Brazilian international Fabinho. The 22-year-old right-back began his career at Rio Ave, but was quickly noticed by Real Madrid, who brought him on loan in 2012 where Fabinho failed to make an impression and break into the first team at Santiago Bernabeu.
A loan move to Monaco proved to be a perfect choice for the player who signed a permanent deal with the Principality in 2015 after making an immediate impact with his new club. Fabinho went on to score 15 goals in more than 130 appearances for Monaco, and has made his full Brazil debut with the club. His compelling performances in Ligue 1 have earned much praise and draw plenty of attention from Europe’s biggest clubs.
During the summer of 2016 Premier League powerhouse Manchester United were linked with the talented defender, but Monaco showed great resolve in keeping their prized asset by tying Fabinho to an extended stay with the Principality club.
Highlighted Team (Chelsea):
Over the years Chelsea have established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the English Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo helped the team win their first ever Champions League trophy (2011/2012), but it has to be noted that they were more than fortunate to beat Bayern Munich in the title game.
Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and the UEFA Europa League. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash.
After lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, the Blues largely struggled in the next campaign, which saw Jose Mourinho’s second spell with the club come to an end, and Antoine Conte went over to take the reigns for the 2016/2017 season.