Liverpool expecting to win at Chelsea: Will the 86-match record finally come to an end?

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Fernando Torres may not be fit for Sunday’s match, but there will still be eleven determined players in a red shirt that take to the Stamford Bridge pitch on Sunday. Liverpool have already beaten Manchester United this season and they’re now focused on landing an even bigger scalp and putting some daylight between themselves and their nearest title rival.

The Daily Mirror reports that Xabi Alonso is feeling confident about the visitors’ chances in west London, stating that they are going there for the three points and expect to get a result against Phil Scolari’s expensively-assembled side.

“We won’t be going to Stamford Bridge with any fear. We respect them as a very good side but we are confident in our own ability and believe we can win. Of course, Chelsea have an incredible record at home in the Premier League.

“But records have to be broken eventually, and we honestly feel we are ready to get a good result there. We have more strength in depth and more confidence than before.

“After the results we have had this season we are right to be confident. We expect a tough game, but we go into every game expecting to win now and Sunday will be no different.”

While Liverpool might expect to gain victory in this match, it’s likely that they’ll set up defensively for the game, especially after the previously watertight defence has started to creak recently. Should we expect to see the Reds have a real go at Chelsea as Alonso states, or will it be another bore draw as it was last season?

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