With Liverpool starting of the Premier League campaign in a grand manner by registering five wins out of the first five games, the reds will now be visiting Stamford Bridge to face Frank Lampard’s young Chelsea unit.
Date- Sunday, September 22
Time of Kick-Off- 9 PM (IST)
Venue- Stamford Bridge
From the Dugout
The Blues are currently at the seventh spot in the Premier League table and have been one of the most unpredictable teams in the season so far.
Chelsea had to suffer a 1-0 home defeat by the hands of Valencia in midweek, but prior to their Champions League fixture, Lampard’s men thumped Wolves away from home 4-0.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek remains sidelined due to injury, while Marco van Ginkel will also be unavailable for selection after sustaining an injury to the knee.
N’Golo Kante can feature in the team sheet versus Liverpool, provided the midfielder is certified fully fit.
Though Mason Mount was taken off early against Valencia after suffering a knock, the manager has confirmed that he shall be in contention for Sunday.
League leaders Liverpool has brushed aside each and every opponent in the campaign so far and have a five-point cushion ahead of Manchester City who finds itself at second spot with 12 points.
However, Jurgen Klopp and his side did have to suffer defeat for the first time this season as Napoli got the better of them by 2-0.
Liverpool will resume Premier League action on Sunday but will be without Nathanial Clyne and Alisson Becker due to injuries.
Chelsea- Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Christensen, Tomori, Alonso; Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, M Mount, Abraham
Liverpool- Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson; Salah, Mane, Firmino
In terms last six meetings, both clubs share the spoils with two wins each, while also being involved in two draws.
The last time Liverpool and Chelsea face one another was in the UEFA Super Cup in August 2019. It was an enthralling contest with the scoreline reading 2-2, as Liverpool eventually won the game on penalties.
For Chelsea, Mason Mount has done well in limited time, with three goals in five appearances.
However, it’s Tammy Abraham who’s making the headlines more often than not as the young Englishman has registered seven goals in four appearances for the Blues, which also includes a hat-trick in his last league game against Wolves.
Liverpool’s centre half, Virgil Van Dijk didn’t have a good outing at Naples but will indefinitely be the one given the responsibility of keeping Tammy Abraham from scoring.
Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Robert Firmino will be the obvious threats in front of goal with ten goals shared amongst them in the ongoing season.
Chelsea carries the tag of unpredictability while Liverpool oozes consistency. That being said, Liverpool might return home with all three points against the London Blues.
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CHE vs LIV Fantasy Team | Combined11 – Adrian; T Alexander-Arnold, V v Dijk, F Tomori, A Christensen; M Salah, Jorginho, M Mount, S Mane; R Firmino, T Abraham (C)