Coral’s Combined XI as Chelsea welcome Liverpool
Matt Haynes | October 29, 2015
As Chelsea prepare to host Liverpool in the Premier League, Coral compile a combined XI of players from both sides for a match which could have potentially huge implications on Jose Mourinho’s prospects. At evens, the Blues are the favourites, though new Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will be keen to take the bragging rights.
Goalkeeper: Simon Mignolet
The Belgian’s form has improved slightly under new boss Klopp, who has given every player under his command a confidence boost. If he can keep a clean sheet against the Blues, it could well set the tone for the rest of his season.
Right back: Nathaniel Clyne
Centre back: Gary Cahill
Perhaps one of the better players for Chelsea so far this season, the defender dispatched in the defeat against West Ham and offers a threat from set pieces.
Centre back: Mamadou Sakho
The Frenchman on his day is exceptional and, if he can keep Chelsea’s strikeforce quiet, he can cement his position as the Reds’ number one centre half.
Left back: Alberto Moreno
A constant threat down the left for the Reds this season so far, he can trouble the Blues and if afforded space for shots on goal, he can really test Asmir Begovic.
Central midfield: James Milner
Central midfield: Emre Can
Another who is flourishing under his new boss and compatriot, who has installed him in his favourite position. He can go from strength-to-strength this term and faces his first big test against the champions.
Attacking midfield: Adam Lallana
It has been an encouraging campaign so far from the former Saints man, who has chipped in with goals as well. At 7/2 to score in the anytime market, he is a decent price.
Attacking midfield: Willian
Attacking midfield: Philippe Coutinho
The Brazilian will relish this match, up against a Blues defence which has struggled in the opening months. If he can get in between the lines Coutinho can cause havoc.
Centre forward: Diego Costa
Simply in here because of injuries to Daniel Sturridge and Christian Benteke. However, on his day he is one of the best centre forwards in Europe and is 4/1 to break the deadlock.
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