Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(61) 34 Goals 71 (86)
(52) 42 Assists 45 (55)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 7.1 (6.8)
32.7 Average Age 30.6
181.9 Average Height (cm) 180.2
(1.2) 1.1 Shots pg 1.4 (1)
(51%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 47% (51%)
(0.8) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.8)
(1.3) 1.1 Tackles pg 1.1 (1.2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Chelsea
Liverpool
Player Reason Status Rating
Marco van Ginkel Out N/A
Antonio Rüdiger Doubtful 6.78
Ruben Loftus-Cheek Doubtful 6.85
Pedro Doubtful 6.97
Andreas Christensen Doubtful 6.73
Player Reason Status Rating
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain Out 6.35
Adam Lallana Out 6.53
Divock Origi Out 6.57
Virgil van Dijk Doubtful 7.44

Team News

Chelsea
Liverpool
  • Marco van Ginkel is ruled out for Chelsea, while Maurizio Sarri is sweating on the fitness of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Pedro, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen for the welcome of Liverpool.
  • Should the latter duo fail to prove their fitness in time, Gary Cahill could partner David Luiz at the heart of the defence.
  • Olivier Giroud can be expected to be given the nod ahead of Alvaro Morata in attack.
  • Virgil van Dijk is expected to overcome a chest issue to start alongside Joe Gomez in defence.
  • However, Divock Origi, Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will all miss out.
  • All in all, Jurgen Klopp should continue with an XI that has made a 100% start to the Premier League season, with the only real concern over who starts in midfield between Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson.

Prediction

  • Chelsea knocked Liverpool out of the Carabao Cup with a 2-1 win at Anfield on Wednesday night and they'll hope to repeat that victory in Saturday's evening kick off at Stamford Bridge. Their 100% record ended at West Ham last week and a return to winning ways against Liverpool would send out a strong statement of intent.
  • The Reds were understrength against Chelsea in midweek, yet a host of regular starters are expected to return to the first team fold, including former Chelsea man Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Georginio Wijnaldum, Alisson and Joe Gomez, to name five. Liverpool have won two of the last three league meetings between these two at Stamford Bridge and the table toppers will hope to capitalise on any centre-back uncertainty in the hosts' camp.
  • This is a tough game to call and while Chelsea will have been buoyed by their Carabao Cup win on Wednesday, with the two teams reverting to their stronger XIs, we could see a draw here.
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User Predictions

Comments (71)

 
  • Cant hear the Luiz critics anymore lol how things change

  • @OhItsABelter Tottenham dont count as a "test" to you? Chelsea is in Europa because of the lilywhites friend. Salah is missing Coutinho people forget how vital a role Coutin was in the rise of Salah,or at least now they thinking about it, Liverpool are missing Coutinho; a tricky creative 10 with deadly dead ball specialist skills. How come barca came n took our number 10 and left Hazard? lol. Get fekir January liverpool.

  • @masterofwhisperers No, Chelsea are in the Europa League because of Conte.

  • what happend to Salah ?

  • donkey salah failed again

  • @HoopHoop he was Liverpool's best player in the first half.

  • @Yassine_1 Are you serious?

  • @splint3r yes, and whoscroed agrees. He was the one creating chances up front.

  • Liverpool won't win PL or anything. I accept it.

  • @nekt That was the first game they didn't win and you immediately give up on them ? They have 19 points out of 7 games, what more can you expect ?

  • @nekt Why? they took 1 point from chelse's stadium, that's excellent.

  • @Yman because there are a lot of bitter scum fans nowadays.

  • @nekt Why? they took 1 point from chelse's stadium, that's excellent.

  • Man City first again.

  • It is definitely Lovren's fault that Liverpool played badly today.

  • Man City first again.

  • Thank you Chelsea! Thank you Liverpool! What a a great game!

  • My Accumulator for today just won...Congrats to all who made the BET

  • and Sturrisge as only real striker should be starter now instead of Firmino:)

  • Klopp should buy some better bench/replacement players than scum Albanian Shaqiri....

  • why out salah?

  • @Yassine_1 poor showing today

  • @koziol.mutant even if that were true, which it isn't, I don't understand why you would take off your big man up front off in such an important game, when you're behind. Sturridge scored a beauty and all is well, but that was a potentially blunder move.

  • I'm pretty sure Salah's version 2017 would not miss such clear chance. Is like he's lack of self-confidence time. Hoping he finally gets over it.

  • @dib pretty hard at that angle and with your weaker foot tbh

  • this is probably the easiest game that liverpool will play aginst chelsea this season, they shud make it count, 2-0, I can't see either Giroud or Morata netting here, i guess thats why all chelsea fanboys are calling for Pedro...

  • @offside You forgot Hazard...

  • @Guilain you forgot Sturridge, their former player

  • Chelsea to win. Liverpool havent been tested yet in the league and its only uphill for them until Christmas. Girouds hold up play and his battle with VanDijk will be the decider today. Elsewhere, look for Atleti to beat Real, Juventus to beat napoli and barcelona to continue their losing ways

  • @OhItsABelter I guess you missed the away game against Spurs..

  • @Big_Boss spurs are trash this year. Save this comment and come back to it around march when theyre imitating Arsenal last season, hanging out around 7th place. They have no bench and Kane can only carry them so much. With Alli out and dembele and eriksen not playing up to par, its gonna be a looooong season for the lilywhites.

  • draw&both to score, 22

  • Liverpool is devastating right now.

  • Chelsea Win

  • Momentum and PL record on the line for Liverpool

  • Chelsea - Liverpool 2-2. A good result for them both. This time, Hazard play against world class Andy Robertoson Carlos, not a 5th division player in Moreno as last time.

  • @Xlikely You know Hazard plays mainly in the opposite side than Robertson?

  • @jakey Yes he is, but Hazard is everywhere. And in the Carabao-cup he ruined Moreno at the left when he scored. What a player he is.

  • @Xlikely Even Moses ruined Moreno.

  • @Xlikely Anyone can ruin Moreno.

  • Hazard to show again while he is considered to be the best player in the league. Chelsea win with BTTS. Mo Salad to have another poor match to cement that he was a one season wonder.

  • Tips for today: Roma win @2.60 / Tottenham win @1.60 / Schalke win @1.65 / Real Madrid win @2.10 / Inter Milan win @1.35 / Chelsea vs Liverpool BTTS @1.50....Total odds @28.00 . Good Luck Guys

  • @Cannavaro69 almost - you should only bet Real 1X. but nice anyway.

  • Inter @1.40/Barcelona@1.21/lyon@1.36/Psg@1.37/Manchester city@1.15/Ajax@1.27/Liverpool 2x@1.45/Atletico Madrid 2x@1.65/Juventus 1x@1.22/Manchester united 2x@1.25/Total @16/1 /Good luck

  • @shakes and after only first match of these (ManU X2) your bill go to f*** and I love these bills especially :D First match and bye bye money of "100% Party" members;)

  • @shakes But i will go for Real 1X instead of Atletico

  • @shakes Nice accumulator bro. i give that a 90% win

  • @Cannavaro69 Who is your fav Real Madrid player?

  • CHE 1-1 LIV

  • Am a Chelsea fan but my fear array each time i see a Klopp team! God Grace to the Tie

  • UNLESS Pedro is out, CHELSEA WIN

  • As i said before at the CUP....Chelsea EZ win..

  • @zardonic you can shut up now

  • chelsea will lose this one. 0-2 and salah to score.

  • I’m a neutral but I believe Firminho/Mane/Salah will score at least 2 between them against likes of Cahill/Luiz. You can not compare last game to this. I believe Chelsea will find out how opens Sarri plays against a very attacking compact team like Liverpool. Jorginho is not a holding midfielder and he cant do the defending of Kante who is now on the wings attacking like we’ve not seen him before. I am expect an open game. Final results 1:3/2:4. Sarri will get exposed here and Liverpool are so clinical they wont miss!

  • @albgunn You're right, Chelsea are yet to face a team that can counter attack efficiently so this will be a huge test for Chelsea's defense and midfield. They could also struggle with Liverpool's press as in midweek they had difficulties to even get the ball out of their own third at times which led to Liverpool's goal too. Pool's front three are very dangerous at best and could well score a couple, but right now Eden Hazard could score two or three himself! Liverpool have to find a way to stop him, starting form excluding Henderson who struggled against the Belgian. Anyway, two goal difference you suggest sounds exaggerated for me, I'd rather expect 2-2 or narrow win for either side.

  • @albgunn "Ima neutral" and goes on and throws all this hate towards Sarri. U must be some character.

  • CHE 2-0 LIV. I am either confident or crazy, we'll see

  • @ObiOne confident

  • @ObiOne Confident

  • @ObiOne 1 vote says crazy

  • Both teams will defend well but it's still hard to see both not scoring .

  • Losing to Chelsea last night was a good thing for Liverpool, get the loss out of your system before the crucial 3 game period. Last night LFC attached the Chelsea RB-LB and I expect that to happen with Salah and Mane playing off the shoulder and Bobby harassing David Ruiz. Chelsea will try to do the same against LFC back four, the winner of mid-field will win the game. I am going with a 2-2 draw or a close 2-1 LFC win because they will be a little mad after Wednesday loss.

  • X2 her Liverpool not lose again

  • This is the best Liverpool team for many years it would be foolish to underestimate them this season they are entitled to lose a couple of games but can't see it happening here I have a lot of respect for Chelsea but Liverpool to win 2-1

  • can only see a liverpool win here

  • Tasty fixture, I go for 2-1 Chelsea. Hazard to score the winner.

  • @supermatt did you mean that comment for last night ��

  • @Trendyguy Good call ⚽⚽⚽

  • @Trendyguy No, I wrote that before the cup game :D

  • @supermatt they happen in the cup not happen on Saterday