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Sep 22, 2019 at 4.30pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,638
Chelsea
1-2
Liverpool
Kante (71')
FT(HT: 0-2)

How Chelsea could line up against Liverpool

Ahead of Sunday's Premier League fixture between Chelsea and Liverpool, Sports Mole looks at how the Blues could line up at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea head into their Premier League showdown with Liverpool on Sunday afternoon having put together a four-match unbeaten streak in the top flight.

After last weekend's 5-2 victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Frank Lampard's side have now registered eight points from a possible 12 since the middle of August.

However, having lost out to Valencia in the Champions League on Tuesday night, the Blues continue to wait for their first success of the season at Stamford Bridge.

Here, Sports Mole predicts how the West Londoners may line up for the encounter against the Champions League winners.



CHEXI VS. LIV

Out: Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Achilles),
Doubtful: N'Golo Kante (ankle), Antonio Rudiger (groin), Mason Mount (ankle), Emerson Palmieri (thigh), Callum Hudson-Odoi (lack of match fitness), Reece James (lack of match fitness)

While Lampard will hope to have N'Golo Kante available again after an ankle sprain, the Chelsea boss may opt against taking any risks on the midfielder.

The same applies with Mason Mount, who suffered an ankle knock against Valencia, and the duo are at best expected to be among the replacements.

Despite his hat-trick against Wolves, Tammy Abraham may find himself on the substitutes' bench given that Olivier Giroud impressed against Liverpool during last month's UEFA Super Cup final.

Christian Pulisic also produced a strong performance in that fixture, and that could lead to the United States international taking the place of Mount.

Regardless of whether Antonio Rudiger and Emerson Palmieri return to the squad, the back five from the Valencia match should remain the same.

Callum Hudson-Odoi could find himself on the bench ahead of a start in the EFL Cup next week.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool98102171425
2Manchester CityMan City96122992019
3Leicester CityLeicester9522168817
4Chelsea95221914517
5Arsenal94321312115
6Crystal Palace9423810-214
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs93331513212
8Burnley93331211112
9Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd933387112
10Bournemouth93331313012
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham93331113-212
12Aston Villa93241513211
13Wolverhampton WanderersWolves92521212011
14Manchester UnitedMan Utd9243109110
15Everton9315813-510
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton9234912-39
17Southampton9225916-78
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9225514-98
19Norwich CityNorwich92161021-117
20Watford9045521-164

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