Chelsea vs Liverpool: Former Chelsea and Liverpool defender Glen Johnson reveals who will win

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Chelsea and Liverpool played out a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture at Anfield, and another tough clash is expected this time around at Stamford Bridge.

Former Chelsea and Liverpool defender Glen Johnson, has admitted that this game is a title eliminator, and he has backed the losing team to fall out of the title race.

Johnson spent four years as a Chelsea player, and spent six years playing for the Reds.

He has now backed Chelsea to win this game 1-0, although he’s expecting a very tight clash.

Asked whether this weekend’s match is a title race eliminator, Johnson told BoyleSports Football: “It seems like a silly thing to say because it’s so early in the season but I think it is.

“I can’t see City losing four or five games between now and the end of the season. So yes, I do think that one of these teams is going to have to win.

“It will certainly be cagey. You’ve got two fantastic sides that have both dropped a little bit of form.

“Chelsea with the home advantage, I think they might knick the win. Whoever wins this game is going to have to go pretty much unbeaten for the rest of the season if they want to catch City.

“I don’t think anyone could pick a winner confidently but my gut feeling is that Chelsea can win 1-0.”

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