Meanwhile, Spurs make the short trip to Stamford Bridge having put together a three-match streak within the top flight, leaving the club on the brink of moving before their rivals.The form team heading into the London derby,
Spurs sit only one point behind the Blues after three straight wins within the Premier League while Frank Lampard has overseen only one victory in six.
Spurs are going to be just over 24 hours faraway from losing to RB Leipzig within the Champions League,
meaning Chelsea will fancy their chances against their striker-less rivals.
Chelsea’s home form is wanting this season but, like against Spurs earlier within the season, they will rise to the occasion.
Tottenham will still be feeling the consequences of their Champions League loss, to not mention their lack of a striker.
As well as a superb showing from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, the most plus point from Wednesday night was the performance of Gedson Fernandes,
who acted as a necessary link between a defence constantly on the rear foot and a makeshift attack.
Whether the 21-year-old are going to be deemed ready for his first Premier League start this weekend remains to be seen,
but Spurs fans are going to be encouraged by the Benfica loanee’s display on the ecu stage.
Chelsea vs Liverpool Team News
With Willy Caballero but impressive against United, Lampard could hand a recall to goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Providing that the Chelsea boss reverts to a back three,
Kurt Zouma, Fikayo Tomori and Marcos Alonso may all feature within the starting lineup.
N’Golo Kante has sustained an adductor injury, leaving Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic to require on responsibility within the centre of the pitch.
Tammy Abraham is on the brink of recovering from an ankle problem, while Mason Mount could take the spot of Pedro.
There could even be mass changes to the Spurs side with Japhet Tanganga, Eric Dier and Tanguy Ndombele beat line for a recall.
Should Alli start down the center , Steven Bergwijn could feature on the left to accommodate Fernandes switching to the proper flank.
Ben Davies, Harry Winks and Lucas Moura may sink to the substitutes’ bench.
Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi are long-term absentees for Chelsea,
while the groin injury that N’Golo Kante picked up within the Monday night loss to Manchester United is predicted to stay him out of this weekend’s fixture a minimum of .
Tammy Abraham may be a “maybe”, Frank Lampard confirmed last week,
which means it’ll be a toss-up between continuing with Michy Batshuayi or giving Olivier Giroud his first start since the top of November.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has returned to training but remains returning to match fitness.
For Spurs, their issues are up front. Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko remain sidelined and therefore the news in the week that
Son Heung-Min required surgery on his arm and will be out for the remainder of the season was a hammer blow.
Chelsea vs Liverpool Line Up
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Arrizabalaga; Zouma, Rudiger, Tomori; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Willian, Mount, Abraham
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Tanganga; Dier, Ndombele; Fernandes, Lo Celso, Bergwijn; Alli
Head to head Chelsea vs Liverpool
Saturday’s fixture will represent the 166th competitive game between the 2 clubs,
with Chelsea registering 71 wins as compared to 54 victories for Spurs.
The Blues have won the last three head-to-heads, the newest coming at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in December.
However, Spurs had prevailed in four of the half-a-dozen games preceding that run,
while it’s been 10 meetings since a draw was recorded between the edges .
How to follow Chelsea vs Liverpool
TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage starting from 12pm.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.
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