So when on Sunday Chelsea took a first-half lead, somewhat against the run of play, versus Liverpool in a must-win contest, their fans will have been forgiven for fearing the worst. Liverpool's Egyptian forward will be particularly desperate for three points this time out, having been sold by Chelsea earlier in his career without ever being given much of a chance in the first team.
Liverpool head to Chelsea on a high after reaching the Champions League final following their dramatic two-legged triumph over Italians Roma.
It has been a good week for Liverpool.
Chelsea have kept their top-four dreams alive after beating Champions League finalists Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.
Jurgen Klopp was unconcerned by Mohamed Salah's disappointing performance against Chelsea, refuting the suggestion the Egypt winger is suffering burnout.
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Antonio Conte, on the other hand, is desperate for a result against Liverpool and keep their momentum going, with Chelsea now on a three game winning-streak.
For Tottenham, they must keep matching or bettering Chelsea's results to stay ahead of them.
Chelsea also make just the one change to their team, with the returning Marcos Alonso coming back into the side at the expense of Emerson from last week's 1-0 win at Swansea.
Suddenly it was Liverpool on the back foot and Chelsea came agonisingly close to a second moments later when Cesc Fabregas broke down the right channel before delivering a teasing low cross into the box which only needed a touch.
Meanwhile, manager Antonio Conte has put the cat between the pigeons, calling Liverpool's foray into the finals of the Champions League as somewhat lucky as they managed to avoid the big European teams in the draw.
"We have two semis again against Chelsea and Brighton and then we have two weeks".