Liverpool v Chelsea: match preview

At least one of the early 100% starts to the season must fall at Anfield, where the tactical battle between Jürgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel, the personal duel between Virgil van Dijk and Romelu Lukaku and the outcome for two of the title favourites make for a compelling occasion. Liverpool have won two of their past 11 home games in all competitions against Chelsea, who were among those to capitalise on the mid-season malaise at Anfield earlier this year, but have started in clinical, resolute style. Neither team have conceded a goal in the Premier League this season. Andy Hunter

Saturday 5.30pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Anfield

Last season Liverpool 0 Chelsea 1

Referee Anthony Taylor

This season G2 Y7 R0 3.5 cards/game

Odds H 13-8 A 2-1 D 5-2

LIVERPOOL
Subs from Adrian, Kelleher, N Williams, R Williams, Phillips, Gomez, Konaté, Tsimikas, Fabinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Thiago, Milner, Jones, Firmino, Origi, Gordon, Minamino

Doubtful Fabinho (compassionate leave)

Injured None

Suspended None

Discipline Y1 R0

Form WW

Leading scorer Jota 2

CHELSEA
Subs from Arrizabalaga, Bettinelli, Silva, Alonso, Chalobah, Kovacic, Hudson-Odoi, Loftus-Cheek, Havertz, Ziyech, Anjorin

Doubtful None

Injured Pulisic (Covid-19, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y0 R0

Form WW

Leading scorers Alonso, Chalobah, James, Lukaku, Pulisic 1