Chelsea play Liverpool away on Saturday 22nd August 2021 by 5:30pm
Chelsea Won their previous match in the second week of the premier league against Arsenal 2-0 with Reece James and new signing Romelu Lukaku both scoring. Chelsea are 2nd in the premier league with a positive 5 goal difference and 6 points, only behind West Ham United on goals scored. Chelsea form in their last 5 league games: W W – – –
Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Defenders: Kurt Zouma, Reece James, Thiago Silva, Marcos Alonso, Antonio Rüdiger, Thiago Silva, César Azpilicueta, Ben Chiwell, Andreas Christensen, Trevoh Chalobah.
Midfielders: Mateo Kovačić, Ross Barkley, Jorginho, Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, N’Golo Kanté.
Forwards: Timo Werner, Romelu Lukaku, Kai Havertz
Hackim Ziyechi is recovering from a shoulder injury he picked up against Villarreal in the UEFA super Cup. Cristian Pulisic is out with Corona Virus.Charlie Musonda Jr is recovering from knee injury. Ruben Loftus-Cheek will miss out after contacting covid 19.
Former Chelsea player Davide Zappacosta has secured a move to Atalanta in Serie A for ten million pounds. Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has joined Italian side AC Milan on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season.
Liverpool won against Stoke at home 2-0 in the second week of Premier League fixtures with Diogo Jota and Saido Mane scoring both goals.Tsimikas and Trent Alexander Arnold provided the assists for the respective goals. Liverpool Form in their last 5 league games: W W – – -.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says new Premier League rules that tell referees to allow games to flow more have to be further discussed as he believes his side where subject to harsh challenges in their previous match at home to Burnley. He also called for players to be protected against fouls.
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has resumed training and is in line to make an appearance against Chelsea. Liverpool are third in the Premier League table.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will says his sides Champions League triumph against Manchester city has raised standards and expects Chelsea to compete for the Premier League Title. Tuchel also beliefs Covid will have an impact on football this season and has called on his players to obey health guidelines