Chelsea Vs Liverpool LIVE UPDATES: Blues seek another win over the Reds

It will be a battle of colours in the Premier League today as Chelsea hosts the league leaders, Liverpool, at Stamford Bridge.

After securing a comeback win over Liverpool at Anfield three days ago in the League Cup, Maurizio Sarri’s men will be looking to make it a double over the Jurgen Klopp tutored side.

The midweek defeat to Chelsea was the first blemish for Klopp in his third full season in charge, with his side being made to pay the price for a sluggish performance in the final stages of the match.

It is expected that the complexion of the lineups of both Chelsea and Liverpool will be much changed compared to what both teams fielded in the Cup tie. Hence, the likes of Nigeria’s Victor Moses look destined to be relegated back to the bench.

That nonetheless, the Blues are positive they can get the three points that would see them overtake Liverpool who, so far, have six wins in as many games in the Premier League this season.

This is the most-played fixture in English football in the 21st century, with Chelsea and Liverpool facing each other on Saturday for the 58th time in that period.
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Kick-off is 5.30pm


CHELSEA TEAM NEWS

STARTING XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kovacic, Jorginho, Kante; Hazard, Giroud, Willian

SUBS: Caballero, Cahill, Zappacosta, Moses, Fabregas, Barkley, Morata

LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS

STARTING XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner; Mane, Salah, Firmino

SUBS: Mignolet, Fabinho, Keita, Sturridge, Moreno, Shaqiri, Matip


We are underway at Stamford Bridge… Chelsea with the kick off


Chelsea dominating the possession


Weak shot by Salah… straight into the Chelsea keeper hands


Luis with a faulty pass intercepted by Salah


Nice driblle by Giroud as Chelsea try to wriggle their way into the Liverpool box but the Reds make a crucial clearance


Salah tries to dribble Alonso but the Chelsea forces the ball away for a throw in


Luis playing dangerously.. hope his error won’t cost Chelsea


Chance! Salah fires his effort way off target


Chelsea with a slightly better share of the ball possession as they have 53% to Liverpool 47%


Nice dribble by Giroud as Chelsea try to wriggle their way into the Liverpool box but the Reds make a crucial clearance


Nice dribble by Giroud as Chelsea try to wriggle their way into the Liverpool box but the Reds make a crucial clearance


Chelsea with a slightly better share of the ball possession as they have 53% to Liverpool 47%


Free kick for Chelsea as Firmino brings down Hazard


Shot! MANE tries an effort but off target


Shot! MANE tries an effort but off target


Liverpool players doing a lot of closed markings


Chance! SALAH gets Firmino who fires a shot but blocked for a corner


Willian with a chance but the Liverpool keeper rushes out to make a daring save


GOAL!!! HAZARD gets the opener


Free kick to Liverpool


Salah comes close again! A goal line clearance saves Chelsea


Both Chelsea and Liverpool have had two attempts each on target this evening


Poor clearance by Luiz gifts Liverpool a throw in


Willian appears injured after a tackle


Yellow card for Sadio Mane for a cynical foul on Hazard


The fans booing Mane already


Chance.. Salah tries a pass for Frimino but the Brazilian could not reach the ball so Chelsea with a a goal kick


Klopp looking worried as we are approaching half time and it is still Chelsea leading by a lone goal scored by Hazard


Mane with an over head kick and that is another chance squandered by Liverpool


One minute added time over


Half Time Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool


Second half resumes with Liverpool taking the Center pass


Chelsea with a couple of chances but they have failed to extend their lead


Alonso plays away the ball for a corner kick


Chelsea with a clearance and they launch a counter attack


Liverpool cut the move short


SAVE! Mane very close but Kepa does the needful for Chelsea


Now on in the hour mark. .. Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool


Klopp looking forward to make some changes as the first Premier league defeat is starring at Liverpool


Hazard tears away.. he fires a low strike but the Liverpool keeper makes a big save


Chelsea Change .. Alvaro Morata in for Giroud


Liverpool change: Shaqiri in for Mohamed Salah


Missed Chance! Shaqiri from close range fluffs a big opportunity to equalise for Liverpool


Another chance missed by Liverpool as Luiz clears off the line


Chelsea Change : Victor Moses comes in for Willian


Chelsea and Liverpool have had four attempts each on target this evening


Yellow card for Milner after bringing down Victor Moses


Free kick to Chelsea.. Hazard swings the ball . MORATA header too high


Liverpool FC make their second substitution with Naby Keita replacing Jordan Henderson


Chelsea Change: Ross Barkley in for Kovacic


Free kick to Liverpool as Luiz clashes into Sadio Mane


Shaqiri curls the free kick over the wall but straight to Liverpool’s Kepa hand


Klopp planing to throw in his last dice in Daniel Sturridge as Milner is taken off


Anxious moment for fans of both teams as we are now in the final stages of this explosive encounter


GOAL!!!! Daniel Sturridge gives Liverpool the equaliser


Four minutes added time


Full time… Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool


 


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