Champions Liverpool will be on the road to London to play Lampard’s Chelsea which is definitely the major highlight of PL 2020/2021 match week 2.
The Reds will hope of continuing their winning run after they left it late to beat Leeds United 4-3 at Anfield last weekend. On the other hand, the Blues will be keen to put one past the PL champions after defeating Brighton 3-1 in their away game on Monday.
Chelsea who had a busy transfer window will be handing some of their summer acquisition their home debut. Ben Chillwell and Thiago Silva are still a doubt for PL the game against Liverpool at the Stamford Bridge while Kovacic will return after suspension. Timo Werner should be able to feature.
Thiago Alcântara, who should have completed his signing before the end of this week – will not be registered in time to play any part at Chelsea.
Liverpool are without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who suffered a knee injury during pre-season. The attacking midfielder should be available for selection before the end of the month.
Kostas Tsimikas and Xherdan Shaqiri are both pushing for full fitness and will hope to be part of the matchday squad on Sunday.
Chelsea XI (3-4-3) – Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rüdiger; James, Kanté, Kovacic, Alonso; Havertz, Werner, Mount
Liverpool XI (4-3-3) – Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mané
Chelsea vs Liverpool head to head
Chelsea have won one of our last 11 Premier League meetings with Liverpool (five draws, five defeats), beating them 1-0 in May 2018 thanks to an Olivier Giroud goal.
Having won just one of their first 16 Premier League away games against Chelsea, Liverpool have won six of their last 12 at Stamford Bridge in the competition.
In all competitions, Chelsea have only failed to score in one of our last 23 meetings with Liverpool, a 0-2 defeat at Anfield in 2018/19.
Liverpool visits Stamford Bridge in the league in September for the third successive year.
Biggest win for each team
Chelsea 6-1 Liverpool 1937/38 Division One
Liverpool 6-0 Chelsea 1934/35 Division One
Liverpool’s biggest win at Stamford Bridge is 5-2 in 1989/90
Chelsea 1:2 Liverpool