Premier League : Liverpool Vs Chelsea Match Preview, Line Up, Live Info

Chelsea Vs Liverpool
9.00 PM IST (UTC +5:30)
Stamford Bridge

Full Time
Man Of The Match - Robertson
Chelsea XI:
 Not Announced Yet...
Liverpool XI:
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Match Preview 
    After the fireworks of Saturday, comes Sunday’s games, with four of the ‘Big Six’ teams on display. All eyes, though, will be on the match in West London, as Chelsea play hosts to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, with the Reds hoping to continue their perfect start to the Premier League season.Liverpool, too, will be reeling from a midweek defeat, with Napoli handing them a 2-0 loss at San Paolo, their first of the season. But, in the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp & co. have been on a roll, having won all five of their games so far. The Merseyside club though, will be eager to continue that run, with Manchester City trimming the gap down to two points with a 8-0 rout of Watford.Chelsea and Liverpool have already clashed once this season, with the Reds just about edging Frank Lampard & co. in penalty shootouts to lift the UEFA Super Cup. Ahead of the latest meeting between the two sides, The Hard Tackle takes a closer look at the Premier League encounter.

Team News And Statistics

  Mason Mount is the big worry for Frank Lampard ahead of the visit of Liverpool. The English midfielder, who has been in fine form at the start of the season, picked up a minor ankle injury in the midweek fixture and will face a late fitness test to determine his availability for Sunday’s game.Judging by Lampard’s comments during his pre-match press conference, it looks likely that Mount will only make the bench against Liverpool. In his stead, Christian Pulisic should return to the starting lineup, although Mount’s ingenuity will be sorely missed by Chelsea.Pulisic will be deployed on the right side of the Chelsea attack, with Willian lining up on the opposite flank. Tammy Abraham should lead the line once again for the Blues even though he was well past his best against Valencia.The big news ahead of this weekend’s clash with Liverpool is that N’Golo Kante has returned to training. Another player who is back in training is Emerson Palmieri and the return of the duo should prompt Lampard to revert to the 4-3-3 formation.Kante will be a part of the three-man midfield unit, joining Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic in the middle of the park. While Jorginho will pull the strings as the deepest of the three midfielders, Kante and Kovacic will be tasked with pressing high up the pitch and link up with the front men.Emerson ought to be Chelsea’s left-back, with Cesar Azpilicueta starting on the opposite flank. Fikayo Tomori should keep hold of his place at the heart of the defence, with Andreas Christensen likely to be his partner. Kepa Arrizabalaga will take his place in goal for the hosts and should be kept busy by the dangerous Liverpool attack. 

Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Tomori, Christensen, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Pulisic, Abraham, Willian

     Unlike his opposite number, Jurgen Klopp does not have any fresh injury concerns to contend with ahead of the trip to the capital. Against Chelsea on Sunday, the Liverpool boss will continue to be without Alisson Becker (calf) and Nathaniel Clyne (knee).In Alisson’s absence, Adrian will continue to man the goal for Liverpool, with the defensive line in front of him likely to remain unchanged. Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson though, will be eager to make amends, having come through a rare occasion when they were both sub-par.Meanwhile, Naby Keita (hip) and Divock Origi (ankle) are closing in on their returns from their respective injuries, but are unlikely to make the starting lineup against Chelsea. Back to Klopp’s team selection, and the midfield unit should see one shuffle.James Milner is expected to return to the bench, making way for Georginio Wijnaldum to return to the starting lineup. Fabinho is the resident holding midfielder for Liverpool and the Brazilian will be key in breaking up the Chelsea attacks before they reach the defence. Jordan Henderson should keep hold of his place, with the Liverpool captain’s tenacious presence being key for the visitors.Up ahead in attack, there is no looking past the tremendous trio of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, each of whom will be keen on rediscovering their best touch after struggling to impose themselves in Naples.

Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane

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