West London giants Chelsea welcome Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side to Stamford Bridge on Friday night, as the two Premier League giants face off against each other for three crucial points, which might propel them towards the top of the table. Both teams look in good form and it will be expected to be a high intensity contest between the two sides.
Antonio Conte will know the importance of this home fixture and will not want to drop points to his rivals, as he looks to remain unbeaten in the top flight of English football.
At present, the Blues are in second place with 10 points from 4 games. On the other hand, the Reds are in 6th place with 7 points from the same number of matches.
A win for either side might give them the confidence to pose a good title challenge this term, though it is still too early to predict that.
Conte will surely want his team to win the game, with the home supporters cheering them on. His side will be without skipper John Terry, who is out with an injury.
Here is how the two teams will line up for this crucial encounter:
Chelsea (4-1-4-1): Thibaut Courtois; Branislav Ivanovic (c), Gary Cahill, David Luiz, Cesar Azpilicueta; N’Golo Kante; Willian, Oscar, Nemanja Matic, Eden Hazard; Diego Costa.
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