Maurizio Sarri’s men face their biggest test yet of the 2018/19 football season when they face Liverpool tonight at Anfield in the Carabao Cup.
This is a game that will surely prove if Chelsea are good enough as it will cast more light on the side’s quality and hoe well they’ve adapted to Sarri’s ideology.
Both sides will also face off in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge in what should be a bigger encounter in the weekend.
However, tonight’s game will also be key for both managers who’re definitely eager to win silverware with their sides.
We might see unfamiliar lineups from both sides, regardless, this is still a cracker as it will throw more light on what could transpire on Saturday.
We’ll get to see how Chelsea’s Sarriball copes with Liverpool’s Gegenpressing.
Both playing styles appear similar in the sense that both sides press high up the pitch in the opposition half, albeit Sarriball is more possession oriented.
Therefore, Klopp’s Liverpool will be looking to tear Chelsea to shreds with fast-paced counter-attacks when they get possession while Chelsea will look to do so too but will also focus more on building from the back.
The fact is this! Liverpool’s attack have been deadly this season, and any momentary lapse in Chelsea’s midfield or defense will see them hurt the Blues. We have a cracker on our hands.
Maurizio Sarri recently admitted that Chelsea are still a work in progress and are a year below Liverpool’s level. We’ll get to validate that tonight.
Regardless, both sides are yet to lose a game. Liverpool still have a 100% record and will want to keep it going especially at the boisterous Anfield Stadium.
Sarri and his men will also be keen to avoid defeat after losing their 100% record in the barren draw away to West Ham last Sunday.
Regardless, Gegenpressing meets Sarrismo. We wait to see the outcome ahead of the Premier League game.