2nd Jan 2022 | Premier League

Running Out Of Luk

The European champions are threatening a proper crisis with the manager falling out with the club record signing, while other key men are already missing.

The news that Romelu Lukaku has been dropped by Thomas Tuchel for this vital clash pushes me towards Liverpool - still underdogs at 9/5 with Bet365.

Jurgen Klopp and a few others will inevitably be missed by the Merseysiders, but this looks like a much worse period for Chelsea, especially given the public discontent between manager and star striker.

In truth, the wobble was already apparent with points dropped routinely over the past two months. Whereas Liverpool were mugged by Leicester, Chelsea were arguably outplayed at home to Brighton, who finally got their reward in the 91st minute.

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Odds correct at time of publishing: 08:37 2nd Jan, 2022 but subject to change