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Liverpool v Chelsea: Preview and Predicted Line-ups

Liverpool v Chelsea: Preview and Predicted Line-ups, Six Sports

The Premier League brings some mouth-watering fixtures this weekend, with the biggest one being Liverpool v Chelsea at Anfield. The two are yet to drop points and will intend to keep it that way. The match-up is sure to keep viewers at the edge of their seats.

Liverpool cruised to a 2-0 win at Burnley last weekend while Chelsea replicated the same scoreline, easily taming Arsenal.

Reigning champions Manchester City will be up against the faltering Arsenal in the opening fixture on Saturday. A cracker of a weekend draws to a close at Anfield with what will truly be a heavyweight clash.

Liverpool have started strongly, beating Norwich 3-0 and Burnley 2-0

Liverpool

The Reds meandered through a difficult season last time out. They struggled to cope with a host of injuries over the course of their Premier League campaign. Yet, they have made a perfect start to the new campaign. Facing up and winning against Norwich City and Burnley, the Reds have scored five unanswered goals across the two games.

Manager Jurgen Klopp will be eager to carry forward that momentum against one of their main rivals in the title race, hoping to go into the international break on a high.

Victory over the Clarets marked Klopp’s 7th in a row in the Premier League. The last four of which have seen Klopp’s men record shutouts. The Reds’ deadly front three have aided their side net at least twice in each game during that hot streak.

Chelsea too have started impressively, thumping Crystal Palace 3-0 and Arsenal 2-0

Chelsea

The Blues have also enjoyed a terrific start to the 2021/22 term. They claimed the UEFA Super Cup before seeing off challenges from Crystal Palace and Arsenal in their opening contests.

Similar to Liverpool, they too have scored five times in the last two matches without conceding. Tuchel’s unwavering back-line will aim to replicate such performances against one of the most famed attacks in the country.

The re-signing of their former striker Lukaku may have gifted the Blues the attacking edge they need to mount a genuine title challenge. Although that tag will certainly be tested against the 2019-20 champions this weekend.

The German will be looking to lead his squad to another win to further establish their title credentials.

Predicted Line-ups

Liverpool : Alisson; Andrew Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Trent Alexander-Arnold; Fabinho, Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson; Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah

Chelsea : Edouard Mendy; Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta; Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Marcos Alonso, Reece James; Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Romelu Lukaku

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