Having faced their deadly rivals the previous week, Chelsea entertain the Blue half of Merseyside at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.
Chelsea’s win at Anfield last Thursday set another record as Mason Mount’s goal secured the three points for Thomas Tuchel’s side and inflicted the fifth consecutive home defeat upon Liverpool, the first such sequence of poor results in their history.
However, considering that Chelsea’s near neighbours Fulham ended their trip to Merseyside and returned to Craven Cottage after a 1-0 win against Klopp’s side, The Blues’ accomplishment doesn’t now look so monumental in as much as Liverpool are obviously in an extremely poor state.
Monday evening’s match against the Reds’ rivals, Everton, will see the return of the much loved and still much missed former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti.
The Italian led Chelsea to one of their finest achievements when, in 2010, the Stamford Bridge side won the Double.
It was not just that which endeared the Fulham Rd faithful to Ancelotti, his presence at the helm allowed the supporters to enjoy some of the best football they had witnessed since the arrival of Mr Abramovich in 2003.
The visit of the Londoners to Goodison Park in December ended with Chelsea on the wrong end of a 1-0 defeat whilst last season’s SW6 fixture was the last before the COVID-19 lockdown which temporarily curtailed the 19/20 fixture list.
It was a game that ended in a stunning 4-0 victory for Chelsea with Mason Mount, Pedro, Willian and Olivier Giroud scoring the goals.
Regular readers of my match previews will be well aware of my absolute disdain for what are generally described as the FIFA ‘fans’ who love nothing better than to impart their ideas of what is wrong or what should be done to improve things squad-wise.
One of their main targets has been the extremely brilliant Mason Mount who, for those Chelsea supporters who genuinely know their football, will one day be ‘up there’ with the Chelsea greats.
Personally, as far as I’m concerned, the former Academy player is on course to knock Frank Lampard off his perch as my current all-time favourite Chelsea player.
With that, I will this time, be placing an anytime bet on both Mount and the so unlucky Timo Werner, who saw a goal ruled out by the farcical VAR after his arm was adjudged to have been ‘offside’ when his (non) goal was ruled out at Anfield.
Although at the end of the day, whilst obviously disappointing for the German, the important thing was the Chelsea earned the three points.
The price for the double of Mason Mount and Timo Werner to both score anytime 14.00 with our good friends at FansBet.
About the Author
Londoner David Johnstone is a home, away and European away Chelsea supporter and has missed just six matches since 2001 (although he’s quick to state there are plenty of other supporters with better attendance records than him).
He has been involved with the fanzine scene at Chelsea since around 1991 and started the ‘cfcuk’ fanzine in 1999 which was, until Mr Abramovich bought the club in 2003, named ‘Matthew Harding’s Blue And White Army’.
David was also responsible for forming both the Chelsea Supporters’ Group and the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust which are the main two bodies that represent the followers of Chelsea FC and take their concerns to those running the club.
A founder of the highly regarded Chelsea FanCast weekly podcast (but is no longer involved) and responsible for the crowd surfing banners and supporter displays that are seen in the Matthew Harding Stand at Stamford Bridge on matchday.
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