The most anticipated match on game week two sets to see former champions Liverpool head to the Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea. The match schedules for Sunday with kickoff at 6:30 pm.
Both sides will be heading into the match after triumphant wins in the opening fixtures of the 2020-21 season campaign. Chelsea eased past Brighton in a 3-1 win while Liverpool squeezed past Leeds United in a seven-goal thriller.
Chelsea is emerging as favorites to challenge for the Premier League, especially after a busy transfer window. The Blues got a chance to see new signings Havertz and Werner in action for the first time in their jersey.
Havertz did not have a standout performance with jitters taking over the German International. However, there were sparks of brilliance together with fellow German international Timo Werner.
The side has not seen Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, and Hakim Ziyech on the pitch; this weekend could be a debut for them. A major headache for the side has been the goalkeeping department with Kepa Arrizabalaga coming under heavy criticism for dismal performances.
Liverpool looks keen on building their squad with the recent signing of Champions League winner Thiago Alcantara. Jurgen Klopp rumoured of making a bid for Wolves left winger Diego Jota. The future of Widjnallum remains uncertain with a rumoured move to Barcelona.
Chelsea vs. Liverpool Head to Head
Both sides have 46 games against each other, with Chelsea taking home 17 wins the same as Liverpool. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Brighton 1-3 Chelsea
Brighton 1-1 Chelsea
Bayern Munich 4-1 Chelsea
Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea
Chelsea 2-0 Wolves
Liverpool 4-3 Leeds
Liverpool 7-2 Blackpool
Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool
RB Sallsburg 2-2 Liverpool
Liverpool 3-0 VfB Stuttgart
Chelsea Team News
Werner raised concerns over his fitness with an ice pack in his thigh during their last outing. However, he looks fit to lead the attacking line this weekend. After the overruling of the red card picked during the FA Cup, Mateo Kovacic sets to make a comeback in the midfield.
Liverpool Team News
Oxlade Chamberlain remains a long-term absentee for the side with Xhaqiri pushing for fitness ahead of the clash. After netting his tenth Premier League goal, Virgil van Dijk sets to recover from a mistake leading to a goal in their previous encounter.
Prediction and Odds
We expect a heated encounter for both sides, given the prolific attacking side for both sides this weekend.
Both Team to Score
Most Goals: 2H