Chelsea will be aiming to get back to winning ways after Saturday’s defeat to Sunderland as they travel to Anfield, facing Europa League finalists Liverpool. Chelsea will be without captain John Terry after he received his second red card this season and it looks increasingly likely that he has played his last game for a club he’s been at since the age of 14.
Even with a Europa League final looming a week Wednesday Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will have no hesitation in picking his strongest team ahead of the visit of Chelsea. Liverpool come into the game off the back of a comfortable 2-0 victory at Anfield against Watford and will be looking to end the campaign with back to back wins. Chelsea will also be looking to do the same and no affair between these two historic clubs will ever be taken lightly with fans in for an exciting game.
Zouma remains sidelined with a knee injury and Loic Remy also misses out with a long term groin injury.
Jurgen Klopp is set to bring back his key players after resting them in Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Watford on Sunday. First choice defenders Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren and Kolo Toure are set to return to the starting eleven whilst Daniel Sturridge looks set to face his former club from the start.
Chelsea have lost two of their last three games away from home with the solitary victory being a 4-1 win at Bournemouth.
Diego Costa has been involved in 14 goals in his last 14 Premier League games with nine goals and five assists highlighting his drastic improvement in form under Hiddink.
Chelsea have scored in each of their last nine games against their opponents.
Liverpool ended a run of six games without a win against Chelsea after recording a 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge last October.
Klopp and his Liverpool team are unbeaten in their last seven home matches in the Premier League winning four and drawing three.
Hiddink on John Terry
“He has been training in recent days. Of course, when you come on the pitch for training after being sent off it’s not the most beautiful face. He started to lift up his morale and trained okay. Of course, not being there in the last two games is a blow for him and for us.”
“Whether he stays, whether he goes – in the last option, he deserves a huge goodbye.”
Chelsea – LDWLLW
07 May 2016 – Sunderland 3-2 Chelsea
02 May 2016 – Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur
23 April 2016 – AFC Bournemouth 1-4 Chelsea
16 April 2016 – Chelsea 0-3 Manchester City
09 April 2016 – Swansea City 1-0 Chelsea
02 April 2016 – Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea
Liverpool – WLDWWW
08 May 2016 – Liverpool 2-0 Watford
01 May 2016 – Swansea 3-1 Liverpool
23 April 2016 – Liverpool 2-2 Newcastle
20 April 2016 – Liverpool 4-0 Everton
17 April 2016 – Bournemouth 1-2 Liverpool
10 April 2016 – Liverpool 4-1 Stoke
Chelsea; Courtois, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Baba-Rahman, Mikel, Matic, Willian, Fabregas, Hazard, Diego Costa.
Liverpool; Mignolet, Clyne, Toure, Lovren, Moreno, Can, Milner, Lallana, Firmino, Coutinho, Sturridge.
Kick-off: Wednesday 11th May 8pm
Last season: Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea
Referee: Michael Oliver