Liverpool face Chelsea in mouth-watering clash at Anfield

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14 Apr 2019

Liverpool vs Chelsea: Preview, Dream11 and more

Liverpool will be tested immensely by rivals Chelsea when the two sides meet at Anfield for a mouth-watering Premier League clash on Sunday.

With Manchester City playing earlier in the evening, a win for Pep Guardiola's side will keep Liverpool on their toes in this must-win scenario.

There is everything to play for as the race for Premier League battle intensifies.

Here's more.

League toppers

How is the battle shaping up for the league toppers?

How is the battle shaping up for the league toppers?

Liverpool are ahead at the moment with 82 points from 33 matches.

City stay second on 80 points, but they have played a match less.

If City win their match, then they will climb to the top.

Liverpool need to win to keep the pressure on.

A loss for the Reds would open up a significant gap, given City win their game in hand.

Team news and selection

Andrew Robertson is set to return as the left-back after missing out the Champions League tie with suspension. Liverpool will also have Joe Gomez and Adam Lallana available. For Chelsea, a call on Callum Hudson-Odoi will need to be taken.

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View point: What the managers had to say

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said, "I feel the positive energy. It's a massive change from surprise we are up there to getting used to it and getting more confident."

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri said, "We know well the risks of this match but we also know that when we are able to play at 100% of our potential, we can gain points anywhere."

Stats

Stat attack: All the important numbers you need to know

Stat attack: All the important numbers you need to know

Liverpool have not beaten Chelsea in their past five league and cup games (D3, L2).

Klopp's men are unbeaten in their last 37 home league games.

Liverpool have scored 21 Premier League goals in the final 15 minutes in EPL matches this term.

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has been directly involved in 28 league goals this season (goals 16, assists 12).

Dream11

Dream11: We go in with a 4-2-3-1 formation

Liverpool's Alisson Becker leads the line in goal.

Trent Alexander Arnold and Marcos Alonso are the right and left-back respectively.

The central partnership consists of Antonio Rudiger and Virgil van Dijk.

N'Golo Kante and Jordan Henderson form the mid-field.

Pedro and Sadio Mane (captain) offer the width in attack.

Eden Hazard (vice-captain) fills in as number 10.

Mohamed Salah is the lone striker.

When and where to watch the match?

The match is set to be held at Anfield in Liverpool. It is going to start at 9:00 PM IST. The match can be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. One can stream the match live on the Hotstar (paid subscription).

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What time is the match between Liverpool and Chelsea?

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The match between Liverpool and Chelsea starts at 9:00 PM IST.

Where can I watch the match?

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The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network.

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Liverpool are the predicted winners.

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Eden Hazard (Chelsea) and Sadio Mane (Liverpool) are key players.

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