Runaway Premier League leaders Chelsea remain unbeaten after ten matches, eight of which have ended in victory and having racked up a four-point lead at the table’s summit, Jose Mourinho’s men are already just 4/11 with Paddy Power to be crowned champions.
By contrast, Liverpool are continuing to struggle for both form and goals so they could probably do without a visit from the buoyant Blues, who understandably arrive at Anfield as Coral’s 6/5 favourites.
For their part, the Reds, whose title aspirations last season were effectively ended in April’s corresponding fixture, are Stan James’s 5/2 outsiders and it’s also 5/2, with bet365 for the pair to share the spoils, a result that wouldn’t be considered disastrous for either side.
However, Chelsea would have hundred percent record were it not for late equalisers from both Manchester sides and they have the nous to nick it on Merseyside, where an away victory by a one-goal margin is a generous 3/1 via Ladbrokes.
More specifically, the Blues are 8/1 (BetVictor) to capitalise on the hosts’ current lack of cutting edge by grabbing the only goal, Skybet price a win ‘to nil’ for Mourinho’s charges at 3/1 and it’s 4/1 at Boylesports for the visitors’ prolific front man Diego Costa to break the deadlock.