August 26, 2021 7:13 PM
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Alex Sarwar

Liverpool vs Chelsea Preview & Prediction

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When is Liverpool vs Chelsea taking place? Liverpool vs Chelsea will take place on Saturday 28th August, 2021 at 17:30 (UK)

Where is Liverpool vs Chelsea taking place? Liverpool vs Chelsea will take place at Anfield in Liverpool

Where can I get tickets for Liverpool vs Chelsea? Ticket information for Liverpool vs Chelsea can be found on each club’s official website

What TV channel is Liverpool vs Chelsea on in the UK? Liverpool vs Chelsea will be televised live on Sky Sports

Where can I stream Liverpool vs Chelsea in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Liverpool vs Chelsea live via Sky Go



  • Liverpool head into this one following two comfortable victories against Norwich and Burnley respectively, with five goals scored and two clean sheets to their name as Jurgen Klopp’s side ready up for their biggest test of the new season so far.
  • Klopp has preferred Diogo Jota as part of his front three alongside Mo Salah and Sadio Mane as opposed to Roberto Firmino and after scoring in both the Reds’ opening two games, the Portuguese international should keep his place here, whilst Thiago Alcantara may also come into the starting line-up with Fabinho having not fully trained.


  • Like Liverpool, Chelsea also boasts a record of two wins, five goals scored and none conceded from their opening two Premier League fixtures, their latest victory a comfortable 0-2 triumph away at local rivals Arsenal.
  • Romelu Lukaku marked his debut with a goal, but faces a significantly tougher challenge here against the likes of Virgil van Dijk, whilst midfielders Ruben Loftus Cheek and Christian Pulisic are the only absentees for Chelsea, the latter having tested positive for Covid-19.



PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Jota, Mane

UNAVAILABLE: Milner (Injured)

QUESTIONABLE: Fabinho (Personal reasons), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Personal reasons)


PREDICTED XI (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell; Mount, Havertz; Lukaku

UNAVAILABLE: Zouma (Personal reasons), Pulisic (Injured)

QUESTIONABLE: Loftus-Cheek (Fitness)


Anfield will be at fever pitch for what should be a highly intriguing contest between two teams expected to be challenging for the Premier League title right up until the end of the season. Chelsea came out on top 0-1 in this fixture in 2020-21, but that was inside an empty Anfield and with full crowds back, this will prove a far tougher assignment for Thomas Tuchel’s men. Neither side are expected to give an inch here with both looking to maintain their defensive stability that has seen them not concede a goal as of yet this campaign. However, this could lead to a cagey encounter with key attacking players on both teams such as Salah and Lukaku expected to heavily marshalled throughout the contest. With that in mind, clear-cut chances are expected to be few and few between and backing under 2.5 goals looks very much the sensible move.


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