Following a dramatic comeback against Swansea last week, Chelsea manager is unlikely to make too many alterations to his unbeaten side who rank 2nd in the premier league. Conte revealed at a press conference on Thursday that Terry will miss out due to injury and it would be hard to keep Fabregas on the bench for long considering his recent efforts in training. David Luiz is also expected to start and Marcos Alonso will have to settle for a place on the bench.
Chelsea starting lineup (4-1-4-1 formation): Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, David Luiz, Azpilicueta; Kanté; Willian, Oscar, Fabregas, Hazard; Costa
In light of their emphatic victory against reigning Premier League Champions, Leicester, Jurgen Klopp is expected to field almost a replica of the team that trumped Ranieri’s men. Liverpool hero last time out against Chelsea, Phillipe Coutinho, is expected to return for this crunch fixture while Klopp’s neighbor, Adam Lallana, whom he spoke highly of at Thursday’s press conference is expected to settle for a place on the bench. Lucas whose blunder gifted Jamie Vardy a goal last week is expected to also be on the bench as Dejan Lovren returns.
Emre Can is back in training however but is not expected to make the starting line up.
Liverpool starting lineup (4-3-3 formation): Mignolet; Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner; Coutinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Mané, Sturridge, Firmino
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