Liverpool and Chelsea – both were maintaining an all-win record in all competitions until the later dropped points against West Ham United on Sunday evening. But these two title contenders are now set to lock horns twice this week and the first one is scheduled for Wednesday night when the Blues will travel to Anfield for the EFL Cup Third Round tie.
These two English heavyweights have produced an electrifying ambience whenever they encountered in recent history and Chelsea, under new boss Maurizio Sarri, are exhibiting some exciting football from the very beginning of this campaign. Liverpool, currently leading the Premier League standings, are aware of the Blues’ threats, therefore, cautious about the tie amid speculations of multiple alterations keeping in mind their weekend trip to Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Team News:
There is doubt over the availability of Virgin van Dijk who was taken off versus Southampton with a rib injury, however, Dejan Lovren is back in full training and might start the game in deep defensive line. Adam Lallana is closing in on his full fitness but Dominic Solanke has been declared fit and might make the bench against his former club. Divock Origi is still a few weeks away due to an ankle injury whereas Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is out for the season with a severe knee injury.
Antonio Rudiger was withdrawn against the Hammers with a groin strain and set to miss the tie along with Pedro who had a shoulder injury away against PAOK. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is not fit enough to start the game following a setback in training whereas Marco van Ginkel is ruled out for months rupturing his ACL.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Predicted Lineups:
Subs: Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Curtis Jones, Jordan Henderson, Dominic Solanke, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino.
Subs: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Marcos Alonso, Jorginho, Olivier Giroud, Mateo Kovacic.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Last Meeting:
Their last meeting at Anfield ended in a 1-1 draw where Mohamed Salah earned the Reds a lead which, however, was cancelled out by Willian late in the game.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Head-To-Head Stats:
Liverpool Win: 77
Chelsea Win: 62
Liverpool vs Chelsea Key Players:
Liverpool might alter a few players but likely to start with Sadio Mane, Xherdan Shaiqiri and Daniel Sturridge upfront who are capable to cause menace at Anfield.
Chelsea, on the other hand, will rely on majestic Eden Hazard as well as Willian who is in great form as well. Frenchman Olivier Giroud has always been a threat to Liverpool since his Arsenal days and will cause problems in Liverpool backline.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Current Form ( In All Competitions):
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Liverpool vs Chelsea Live Streaming:
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