As the two sides meet for the first time since the UEFA Super Cup, Jurgen Klopp’s visitors will hope to maintain their advantage in the top-flight
Following defeats in Europe in midweek, Liverpool and Chelsea both return to Premier League action as the Reds travel to Stamford Bridge looking to preserve their five-point lead at the top of the table.
Jurgen Klopp’s side suffered their first loss since the Community Shield with a reverse at the hands of Napoli in the Champions League, while Frank Lampard saw his team rumbled by Valencia in the same competition.
Both sides will hope to bounce back to winning ways this weekend, in their first meeting since Liverpool beat Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup on penalties in August, with the visitors all too aware that any slip-up could prove costly in their quest to dethrone title holders Manchester City this season.
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .
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In the UK, the match will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. It will be available to stream on Sky Go.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League||Sky Go|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Kepa, Caballero, Cumming|
|Defenders||Alonso, Christensen, Azpilicueta, James, Zouma, Tomori|
|Midfielders||Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Pulisic, Kenedy, Kovacic, Bakayoko, Mount|
|Forwards||Pedro, Giroud, Willian, Abraham|
Confirmed Chelsea XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Tomori, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho; Mount, Kovacic, Willian; Abraham
|Goalkeepers||Adrian, Kelleher, Lonergan|
|Defenders||Van Dijk, Matip, Lovren, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Gomez, Hoever, Van den Berg|
|Midfielders||Henderson, Milner, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Keita, Elliott, Chirivella, Souza|
|Forwards||Salah, Firmino, Mane, Shaqiri, Origi, Brewster|
Confirmed Liverpool XI: Adrian; Trent A-A, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Betting & Match Odds
Liverpool are evens to preserve their perfect league record at bet365 . Chelsea meanwhile are priced at 5/2 while the draw has been 11/4.
With their continued hold at the summit of the Premier League guarenteed regardless of results elsewhere, Liverpool will still want to keep comfortable daylight between them and their challengers when they face Chelsea on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, pipped to the title last season by a solitary point, head up champions Manchester City by five heading into the latest round of fixtures as they seek a maiden top-flight crown in the modern era.
A midweek blip with defeat against Napoli in the Champions League will have potentially ruffled their composure – leaving the door open for Frank Lampard’s Blues, still arguably finding their feet under their new manager, to pounce, particularly after Liverpool beat them in the UEFA Super Cup on penalties earlier this year.
Klopp has been quick to talk up the rise of Chelsea’s youth this season, with the club’s transfer ban forcing their boss to blood their young talent, with the German adding that he feels they have several players worth £60 million ($75m) among their side.
“It’s a really exciting team,” he said ahead of the pair’s encounter. “It reminds me a bit of my team at Dortmund years back, when they were really young – even younger than this team now at Chelsea.
“People talked about how young they were but they only played because they were that good, not because they were that young.
“They brought in Christian Pulisic in the summer for [around] £60m and all the players around him have the same value.
“Tammy Abraham has been now a £60m soccer professional, Mason Mount for sure £60m, if not more. [Callum] Hudson-Odoi was [worth] that already.”
Following their near-miss in Istanbul against the Reds in the Super Cup final however, Blues man Ross Barkley has been full of fighting talk ahead of the two sides’ reunion, stating that he believes his side can get the better of their visitors this time around.
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“Every side has been beatable on the day,” he stated. “It just goes down to hard work, putting extra yards in, being clinical as well and a bit of luck. The big games bring the best out of all players.
“As you have seen in the Super Cup final and how well we performed in that game, and we can perform to those levels again on Sunday and hopefully it goes our way.
“We’re not doing badly. We won at the weekend, scoring goals. We have got a confident bunch of lads in the team. We have got a big game on Sunday and we are confident we can win the game.”