Get ready for a battle that will play could play a big role in defining the season for either of these sides. Yes, in spite of being just gameweek three, I believe that the consequences of this game are huge.
Liverpool and Chelsea go into this game well aware that a win gives them that slight advantage over the rest battling for the title. Yes, it is quite early in the season, but a slender lead, is still a lead.
Fixture: Liverpool v Chelsea
Home Team: Liverpool
Away Team: Chelsea
Match Date: 28th August
Kick-Off: 17:30 BST
This game between to class German football tacticians promises to be a belter. Playing at a packed Anfield is something many of the Chelsea players have not experienced in the past.
This is one of the first big games of the season. It is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 28th August at 17:30 BST.
Liverpool FC News
In my opinion, Liverpool go into this game as favourites. There is a chance that Andy Robertson will be fit and reclaim his starting spot.
In addition to that, we can expect Klopp to make a couple of more changes and introduce Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho back into the starting line-up. Kostas Tsimikas, Naby Keita and Harvey Elliott are likely to make way.
If these changes do take place, Liverpool will most likely have their strongest line-up on paper raring to take on Chelsea who are also title contenders. This battle has been deemed as Romelu Lukaku vs Virgil van Dijk, these two are certainly the main heavyweights, but this game promises to be a cracker.
Chelsea FC News
Most of the Chelsea new boys have not had the chance of playing in front of an intimidating packed Anfield stadium. The fact that the fans are so close to the action, it can be a very intimidating stadium to visit as an opposition player.
Chelsea will take faith from the fact that they beat Liverpool the last time they met. They are expected to line-up 4-2-3-1 once again and use their pace to beat the Liverpool defence line.
Star striker Romelu Lukaku who scored his first Chelsea goal last weekend, shall be raring to go this time around.
Ruben Loftus Cheek and Christian Pulisic are expected absentees from this game. N’Golo Kante is expected to be fit and ready to start. Chelsea have a very fit and able squad and will be hoping to win in order to prove a point and be taken very seriously this season.
This game promises to be a blockbuster with both teams boasting of top talent in almost all positions. However, given the home advantage and the fact that Liverpool will have their strongest team, they will be too hot to handle for Chelsea. I do however see Chelsea scoring at least one goal, but Liverpool winning 2-1.
Liverpool Expected Starting XI:
Alisson; Trent, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Fabhino, Henderson, Thiago; Mané, Jota, Salah
Score prediction: 2-1
Scorer prediction: Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mané
M.o.M prediction: Sadio Mané