Liverpool vs. Everton Premier League Live Football Score 20 Fab 2021
Liverpool midfielders Fabinho and James Milner have both been ruled out due to injury.
Naby Keita could be involved but Diogo Jota is not yet fit. Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin is fit to start after missing two matches with a hamstring strain.
Midfielder Allan is also available for the first time since mid-December after a hamstring injury of his own, but Yerry Mina has a calf problem Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton lock horns for the 289th time on Saturday afternoon, with just one place and three points separating the two sides in the Premier League table.
The champions have plummeted to sixth place following a dramatic dip in form over the past two months, giving their neighbours from across Stanley Park the chance to move level on points with them this weekend if they can end their long Anfield hoodoo.
The scale of Liverpool’s demise over recent weeks is beginning to be laid bare in the Premier League table, where the champions currently sit in sixth place and now a whopping 16 points adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City.It was less than two months ago that Jurgen Klopp’s side sat top of the pile themselves, so to now be in a position where the manager has publicly conceded the title is in indication of just how bad their domestic form has been of late.
The Reds have won just two of their eight top-flight outings so far this calendar year and have lost five of those – incredibly already suffering as many league defeats in 2021 as they did from 72 matches in both 2019 and 2020 combined. That includes defeats in each of their last three matches – against Brighton & Hove Albion, Manchester City and Leicester City – and another loss on Saturday would see them lose four on the bounce for the first time since December 2002.
The most recent two defeats have seen them ship seven goals too – as many as they had let in in their previous 10 games – and their overall tally of goals conceded is now 32 from 24 outings, just one fewer than they let in throughout their entire title-winning campaign.
- Chelsea are on a run of five successive Premier League victories away to Southampton.
- Saints have won only one of the past 11 meetings in all competitions, drawing two and losing eight.
- Southampton have lost six consecutive league matches for the first time in their history.
- Saints have conceded 20 goals in their seven Premier League fixtures this year, having let in just 19 in their 16 matches in 2020.
- They have dropped a league-high 16 points from winning positions this season.
- Danny Ings is one of only four players to score 30 Premier League goals since the start of last season.
- Oriol Romeu’s next Premier League appearance will be his 200th in the competition.
- Chelsea are unbeaten in their six matches in all competitions since Thomas Tuchel took over, winning five of them and conceding just once.
- Tuchel could become the first Chelsea head coach since Carlo Ancelotti in 2009 to win his first three Premier League away games.
- Only Manchester City and Aston Villa have kept more league clean sheets than Chelsea’s 11 this season.
- Their 87% passing accuracy is the highest in the top flight.
- Timo Werner has been directly involved in more Premier League goals than any other Chelsea player this season, with five goals and five assists.