Antonio Conte’s side will be wanting to return to their winning streak having failed to maintain a perfect start during this Premier League.
Last Sunday’s draw against Swansea left the London team enraged as they drew against the Welsh team. This Fridays match may well see the return of Chelsea’s winning ways however, John Terry is a concern as he was seen leaving on crutches following the 2-2 draw away at Swansea City.
Courtois; Ivanovic (c), Cahill, David Luiz, Azpi; Kante; Willian, Oscar, Matic, Hazard; Costa.
Any doubt involving John Terry could well see a second debut for Chelsea from defender, David Luiz and, usually a left-back, Marcos Alonso, could come in at full-back with 32-year-old Serbian, Branislav Ivanovic, failed to impress last match.
Meanwhile, Liverpool managed a remarkable 4-1 win against reigning Premier League Champions, Leicester City last Saturday.
Manager, Jurgen Klopp, has concerns over the fitness of 22-year-old, Emre Can, as he is no longer injured but requires training, meanwhile, Jordan Henderson has been Can’s replacement and has seriously progressed.
Mignolet, Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Coutinho, Mane, Sturridge
Also, Klopp has now confirmed the return of Croatian defender, Dejan Lovren for this Friday’s game, after suffering an eye injury during training and is available for selection this match. 27-year-old Lovren has looked at building a partnership with Cameroonian, Joel Matip, as he’s been Klopp’s new first choice as centre-back. Klopps only other absent player is midfielder, Sheyi Ojo, as he is suffering from a back injury and has been out all season so far.
The German boss is also expected to put Brazilian, Philippe Coutinho, back in his starting team for the match and that Daniel Sturridge may return to the bench.