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Chelsea v Liverpool: Blues aim to halt losing run against Reds

17 Sep 2020
Liverpool FC v Chelsea FC - Premier League

Chelsea are hoping to avoid a fourth successive Premier League loss to Liverpool. 

The Reds began the season with a 4-3 win over Leeds United and have not kept a clean sheet in their last six matches.

Team news

Timo Werner is available for Chelsea while Mateo Kovacic returns from suspension. Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech are ruled out.

There are no new injury problems for Jurgen Klopp, who has the same squad available from Liverpool's opening weekend victory over Leeds United.

Did you know?

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 13 home matches against reigning champions (W7 D6).

The Blues have lost each of their last three Premier League meetings with Liverpool. They last lost four in the competition to the Reds between November 2010 and May 2012.

Roberto Firmino and Trent Alexander-Arnold both have the chance to be the first Liverpool player to score in three consecutive PL matches v Chelsea.

Liverpool have conceded 15 goals in their eight Premier League matches (W5 D1 L2) since being confirmed as champions in June.

Match officials

Referee: Paul Tierney Assistants: Daniel Cook, Constantine Hatzidakis. Fourth official: Stuart Attwell. VAR: Michael Oliver. Assistant VAR: Sian Massey-Ellis.

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