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Carabao Cup – Klopp’s Gegenpressing meets Sarrismo


  • The Blues to face an acid test against the Reds at the Carabao Cup.
  • This game will show the effectiveness of Coach Sarri’s Sarriball Style.
  • Liverpool has been outstanding all season.
  • This game has been tagged Chelsea’s Sarriball vs Liverpool’s Gegenpressing.

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 is good enough as it will cast more light on the side’s quality and how 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.

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The fact is this! Liverpool’s attack has 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 is still a work in progress and are a year below Liverpool’s level. We’ll get to validate that tonight.

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Regardless, both sides are yet to lose a game. Liverpool still has 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.

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SaveChelsea.net had earlier reported that Salah to escape 3 game ban ahead of Chelsea game.

Reports suggest that Mohammed Salah is set to avoid punishment for involvement in an altercation in Liverpool’s game against Stoke City last Saturday. Salah was caught to film appearing to flick his arm at Stoke defender Bruno Martis Indi, although the incident wasn’t caught by the referee on the day, Andre Marriner.