Chelsea vs Liverpool predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture today

Chelsea host Liverpool in the game of the weekend at Stamford Bridge.

The teams met four times last season with Frank Lampard’s side causing Jurgen Klopp’s champions trouble on more than one occasion, though Liverpool triumphed on three occasions.

The Reds were pushed all the way by Leeds in the opener though, with Mohamed Salah, who scored a hat-trick, lifting them out of trouble for a 4-3 victory.

The Blues were equally inconsistent, but edged past Brighton with Lampard still to decide on the right combination in his line-up with a plethora of options after spending more than £200m this summer.

Here’s everything you need to know about today’s game:

When is it?

The fixture will kick-off at 4:30pm BST at the Stamford Bridge on Sunday, 20 September.

How can I watch it?

The match will air live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, and subscribers can also stream the game in real time on the Sky Sports App and website. Coverage begins at 4pm following Newcastle vs Brighton.

What is the team news?

Frank Lampard must decide whether to start with Kepa Arrizabalaga or Willy Caballero. Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic are out. Timo Werner 

Jurgen Klopp revealed that there are no new injury concerns for the champions.

Predicted line-ups:

Chelsea: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger, James, Kante, Kovacic, Alonso, Havertz, Werner, Mount

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane

Odds:

Chelsea: 9/4

Draw: 21/10

Liverpool: 11/10

Prediction:

Chelsea caused the Reds as many problems as almost any side last season, that said the Reds still ended up on the winning side in three of the four meetings. Mohamed Salah’s ruthless streak should mask any more vulnerability at the back, notably displayed by Virgil van Dijk and Alisson. The Blues’ attacking talent should give them a chance and a switch to a back three/five will likely make this more of a cagier affair. 1-1.

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