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Liverpool vs Chelsea LIVE SCORE: Reds host Pochettino’s Blues in huge Premier League clash at Anfield – team news

Chelsea used to slaying top dogs

Since the dawn of the Premier League in 1992, Chelsea have won 18 games against teams starting the day at the top of the table – more than any other side in the competition’s history.

However, they’re winless in their last four such games against Liverpool (D1 L3) since beating them 2-0 at Anfield under Jose Mourinho in April 2014.

Chilwell returns to captain Blues

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): 28 Petrovic; 2 Disasi, 6 Silva, 5 Badiashile, 21 Chilwell; 25 Caicedo, 8 Fernandez; 11 MAdueke, 23 Gallagher, 7 Sterling; 20 Palmer

Subs: 47 Bergstrom, 10 Mudryk, 17 Chukwuemeka, 18 Nkunku, 19 Broją, 27 Gusto, 31 Casadei, 36 Washington, 42 Gilchrist

Credit: @ChelseaFC Twitter

Szoboszlai starts for league leaders

Liverpool (4-3-3): 1 Alisson; 84 Bradley, 5 Konate, 4 Van Dijk, 2 Gomez; 8 Szoboszlai, 10 Mac Allister, 17 Jones; 20 Jota, 9 Nunez, 7 Diaz

Subs: 62 Kelleher, 18 Gakpo, 19 Elliott, 26 Robertson, 38 Gravenberch, 42 Clark, 53 McConnell, 66 Alexander-Arnold, 78 Quansah

Credit: @LFC Twitter

Back to the drawing board

Incredibly, each of the last seven meetings between Liverpool and Chelsea in all competitions has ended level at 90 minutes.

The sequence is the longest run of consecutive draws between two top-flight clubs in English football history.

The pattern is made even more remarkable by the fact that two of the seven matches took place at Wembley in domestic cup finals during 2022, both of which were won by Liverpool after a penalty shootout.

Reds odds-on to end Chelsea run

Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea side arrive on Merseyside having won their last three in the Premier League, but the bookies fully expect that run to come a shuddering halt; Jurgen Klopp’s league leaders have been priced up at 4/7 for another three points.

  • Liverpool win 4/7
  • Draw 100/30
  • Chelsea win 4/1

Odds from Paddy Power correct at the time of post publication.

Good evening from Anfield

Welcome to live SunSport coverage of the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Chelsea.

The Jurgen Klopp-era is drawing to a close, but the legendary German coach is desperate to sign off from his nine years in L4 with another title.

A win tonight would not only be the Liverpool boss’ 200th victory in the Premier League, it would also leave them in the driving seat for the run-in and a full nine points ahead of their nearest rivals.

It’s an 8.15pm kick-off at Anfield, and team news is on the way.

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