Match of the week: Chelsea - Liverpool
Chelsea and Liverpool clash for the 8th meeting of the Premier League and both rivals are looking to climb out of mid-table and get back on the positive footing in what could have been a title derby in the past.
Chelsea are coming off a home defeat against Aston Villa and today will have the chance to get back on the winning streak against a formidable opponent who is also trying to find stability. On the bench instead of Graham Potter who was fired will be Bruno Saltor's assistant.
The 4-1 loss to Manchester City has brought concern to the team and a win against Chelsea will calm the situation somewhat while they then host Arsenal in a fairly demanding schedule which will either bring peace or even more concern. In racing matters, no extra problems have arisen.
In the last five matches in all competitions, Chelsea have three wins, one draw and one loss.
In the last five matches in all competitions, Liverpool have two wins and three losses
In three of Chelsea's last five matches, there have been under 2.5 goals scored
In two of Liverpool's last five matches there have been over 2.5 goals scored
In three of Chelsea's last five meetings, one of the two teams has scored
Chelsea: 3-4-2-1: Kepa, James, Koulibaly, Badiasil, Kante, Fernandez, Kovacic, Chilwell, Mount, Haverge, Joao Felix
Liverpool: 4-2-3-1: Alisson, Robertson, Conate, Van Dijk, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Henderson, Salah, Firmino, Zota, Nunez