On Sunday afternoon, Chelsea host Liverpool in a blockbuster matchup. The Blues are looking to rectify the midweek horrors with a win over the current reigning European Champions Liverpool. On Tuesday night at the Bridge, Chelsea fell short and suffered a 1-0 defeat to Valencia, whilst Liverpool also suffered a 2-0 defeat to Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli at the San Paolo.
Frank Lampard’s young side have recently endured a crazy goal scoring run and while there is certainly room for improvement at the back, anything might just be possible with the current Chelsea squad. There still seems to be a sense of optimism lurking in the air for Chelsea fans.
Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham is on hot scorching form, currently on 7 league goals and coming off a marvellous hat trick against Wolves last Saturday. The 21 year old forward is looking to continue this impressive run of form and hopefully gain the interest of England manager Gareth Southgate.
Liverpool arrive at Stamford Bridge boasting the English Premier League’s only remaining 100% record this season. The Reds have scored three or more goals in four of their five league matches this season and are a real threat when it comes to them in the opposition box. Liverpool still remain hungry in their difficult task to dethrone the Premier League Champions Manchester City. Two star men in their explosive attack are obviously Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah who both are on four goals each this season, while Firmino has been unbelievable recently.
Liverpool pulled off an injury time equaliser with Daniel Sturridge class goal at Stamford Bridge last season which finished 1-1.
Frank Lampard has announced during his pre match press conference that Frenchman N’Golo Kante is a slight doubt for Sunday and he will be assessed ahead of the visit of Liverpool. 20 year old Mason Mount will touch and go for the clash with Liverpool as unfortunately on Tuesday v Valencia he sustained an ankle injury. Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James won’t feature after playing once more for the U23s.
Liverpool will still be without the Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson, who sustained an injury during their first Premier League game against Norwich in which the Reds ran out victorious 4-1. Forward Divock Origi is a notable doubt for Sunday while midfield Naby Keita could return to action.
Chelsea vs Liverpool
22nd September 2019
Kick off: 4:30pm UK time