Liverpool clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tomorrow will be Liverpool first away game of the new Premier Lague season and also a litmus test for both Clubs who are looking to challenge for the title.
The game which is scheduled for 5:30 pm Nigeria Time would see Paul Tierney officiate the game. Jurgen Klopp and Frank Lampard have seen something of a rivalry develop between themselves since the Lampard’s appointment as Chelsea manager last summer.
Frank Lampard Chelsea Team is brimming with high morals as the club has revamped every area of its squad with new players. The Blues’ big-spending this summer has forced them back into contention for the Premier League title.
On the pitch, both Liverpool and Chelsea are seen as strong contenders for the title.
Team news as Liverpool clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Liverpool could have their squad boasted with the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich and Diago Jota Diego from Wolves United. While the signing of Thiago Alcantara was concluded and announced on Friday with the player signing a four years contract.
The Signing of Diego Jota from wolves has not been announced although their reports that the forward have signed a five-year contract.
Thiago Alcantara is likely to be featured in tomorrow’s Liverpool clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge having been registered with the Premier before the weekend’s cutoff. Thiago might likely get his debut for the Anfield side on Sunday.
However, more likely the Spaniard will make a full first outing at Lincoln in the League Cup in midweek, with his possible league game coming at home to Arsenal on September 28.
Fortunately, Jurgen Klopp, the German tactician is not short of options ahead of tomorrow clash, with his team well boasted with the return of Kostas Tsimikas following the left-back’s reported positive test for COVID-19. Although Tsimikas is very unlikely to start against Chelsea but could boast the bench
The Liverpool team may see a slight change from the one that faces Leeds on the opening day of the season. Joe Matip might likely replace Gomez in the starting line up and Gini might be replaced by Fabinho. Liverpool would play their regular 4-3-3 with Salah Firminho and Mane leading the attack.
Possible Liverpool starting IX for Liverpool Clash With Chelsea at Stamford Bridge Tomorrow: Allison, Van Dijk, Matip, Trent, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Keita, Salah, Mane and Firminho
Chelsea would see a high number of changes to the team that won against a Brighton on their first Premier League game of the season. In his pre-match press conference, Lampard has ruled out new signings Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, and Hakim Ziyech, along with Christian Pulisic.
Timo Werner and Kai Havertz also expected to start for the Blues. With Werner spearheading the attack. Andreas Christensen should partner Kurt Zouma in defense.
Possible Chelsea IX as Liverpool clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge: Kepa; James, Christensen, Zouma, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho; Havertz, Loftus-Cheek, Mount; Werner.
Both sides began the 2020/21 campaign with a win, and whoever comes out on top in west London would give themselves a big early boost for the season title.