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Tonight, we take at a preview of the game between Liverpool and Chelsea in the Semi-Finals of the Capital One Cup in England.

Capital One Cup
Chelsea to beat Liverpool @ 2.18 (MarathonBet) – 2.5 points

Chelsea and Mourinho know that this season is all about trophies, no matter what he can get his hands on. That’s why he probably will be fielding a strong squad on Tuesday night having taken off Fabregas and Costa early in the match so that they would have been rested.

Chelsea have been in pretty good form recently, other than the minor blip that they had against Tottenham in a high scoring 5-3 encounter. Chelsea have since put on 3 clean sheets with strong performances beating Watford, Newcastle and Swansea, and will be extremely up for this game. One would definitely have to consider Chelsea favorites as they are one of the few teams who have an extremely deep squad to battle on all 4 fronts this season. Despite some rotations that will happen for this game, you are looking at the likes of Shurrle, Remy, Drogba, Ramires, Zouma, Cech, Mikel, Salah among the players who will probably come into this game.

Liverpool have had the luck of the draw on their side in recent weeks that has allowed them to put on a small run of wins against sides like Sunderland, Aston Villa, Wimbledon, Burnley, Swansea etc. Now they come up against the big boys who they haven’t done particularly well so far this campaign. Liverpool has already drawn with Arsenal, got smashed 3-0 by Man Utd, beaten by Chelsea, Real Madrid, Man City and West Ham among the top sides. Now they go into this game with a Balotelli, Sterling and Gerrard that are struggling for form; a defense that has been shaky with a goalkeeper the manager doesn’t trust against one of the most potent attack forces in the country. Truth be told its not a matter of whether Chelsea can score or not, because they somehow do; the fact is that Liverpool do not have the firepower against big teams to beat their defense, and that is where their downfall is likely to occur.

Chelsea look strong to beat Liverpool and even beat stronger teams in their last 3 straight games, including 2 straight at Anfield, and I definitely think backing them up to secure this victory is on the cards.

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