Chelsea’s title defense sputtered badly this season, but they still hope to finish in the top half of the table. Liverpool has more to play for as they host Chelsea at Anfield on Wednesday, with three games remaining in the Premier League season.
Chelsea is No. 9 with 48 points after a 2-3 loss at Sunderland. It was probably the last game at the club for captain John Terry, who received a red card and is out of contract at the end of the season. The Blues have seven wins, seven losses and four draws away from home over the campaign.
Liverpool defeated Watford 2-0 at home to get to 58 points as the eighth-placed team in the league. They’re still two points behind Southampton for a spot in the Europa League next season, but Liverpool is in the final of that competition currently; they’ll meet Sevilla on May 18. A win there would put them in the Champions League instead. Liverpool has eight wins, seven draws and three losses at home this season.
These two have met five times over the last two seasons, with Chelsea winning twice and drawing twice. Liverpool won 3-1 at Chelsea in October.