Premier League, Chelsea vs Liverpool: Preview, Dream11 and more
Liverpool will be aiming to make it six wins out of six in the ongoing Premier League 2019-20 season. The Reds are top of the table with 15 points and face Chelsea in a high-octane clash at Stamford Bridge. Both teams will be wanting to get back to winning ways after losing earlier this week in the Champions League. Here's more.
Team news and selection
Chelsea's in-form mid-fielder Mason Mount faces a fitness test on the ankle sprain he suffered in their midweek Champions League defeat. Talisman N'Golo Kante is in contention after returning to training. For Liverpool, Divock Origi is unlikely to play due to his ongoing ankle injury. However, Naby Keita is back in full training, while keeper Alisson and Nathaniel Clyne are both out.
View from the managers
"I respect him (Klopp) hugely and it was a nice thing going up against him in the Super Cup. He doesn't mess about and quite rightly has got the success he deserves," said Chelsea boss Frank Lampard. "Chelsea had some problems but they have sorted it well. It reminds me of my team in Dortmund a few years ago," said Reds manager Jurgen Klopp.
Dream11: Mane, Abraham lead a strong unit on offer
Adrian leads the line on goal. A four-man defense gives him cover. Cesar Azpilicueta fits in as the right-back. Virgil van Dijk and Andreas Christensen are the central defenders, whereas, Andrew Robertson is the left-back. Fabinho and Mateo Kovacic are the central mid-fielders. Sadio Mane (captain) is the left-winger, whereas, Mohamed Salah covers the right. Tammy Abraham and Roberto Firmino are the two strikers.
Predicted winners, TV listing and timing
Liverpool enter the match as favorites and will test an inconsistent Chelsea defense. Liverpool's front three will hold the key. The mid-field looks strong and has the depth. For Chelsea, Abraham will look to be in his goal-scoring touch. One can watch the match live on the Star Sports Network and stream the same on Hotstar (paid subscription). It starts at 9:00 PM IST.
Stat attack: Chelsea vs Liverpool
Chelsea have won just once against Liverpool in their past nine Premier League meetings (D5, L3, W1). Chelsea have conceded a whopping 11 league goals, with only Norwich City (12) letting in more. The Reds could become the first club to win their opening six games in consecutive top-flight seasons. Liverpool are eyeing a 15th successive Premier League victory.