Chelsea's title defense sputtered badly this season, but they still hope to finish in the top half of the table. Liverpool has more to play for as they host Chelsea at Anfield on Wednesday, with three games remaining in the Premier League season.
Chelsea is No. 9 with 48 points after a 2-3 loss at Sunderland. It was probably the last game at the club for captain John Terry, who received a red card and is out of contract at the end of the season. The Blues have seven wins, seven losses and four draws away from home over the campaign.
Liverpool defeated Watford 2-0 at home to get to 58 points as the eighth-placed team in the league. They're still two points behind Southampton for a spot in the Europa League next season, but Liverpool is in the final of that competition currently; they'll meet Sevilla on May 18. A win there would put them in the Champions League instead. Liverpool has eight wins, seven draws and three losses at home this season.
These two have met five times over the last two seasons, with Chelsea winning twice and drawing twice. Liverpool won 3-1 at Chelsea in October.
Soccer Odds: Chelsea Hopes to Play Spoiler at Liverpool
Chelsea doesn't have much to play for this season, but they go to Liverpool on Wednesday with the chance to play spoiler.
Liverpool can still get into Europe through the Premier League, although they have a huge chance when they play Sevilla in the Europa League final soon. They're two points behind Southampton, who have the final spot, but Chelsea is 10 points behind Liverpool in the table, and a win for the Blues at Anfield would put more pressure on Liverpool to win the Europa League. Revenge will also be a factor as Liverpool won 3-1 at Chelsea on Halloween.