Liverpool and Chelsea are set to go head-to-head in a crunch Premier League showdown at Anfield tomorrow lunch time.
Jose Mourinho's side head into the game hoping to maintain their unbeaten start to the season after a number of impressive performances in the early stages of the campaign.
Liverpool, on the other hand, will be desperate to secure a positive result against the Stamford Bridge outfit as they look to climb the Premier League table. Brendan Rodgers' side have already lost four matches in England's elite division this term, and are a massive 12 points behind the Blues after just 10 games.
Still no Sturridge
And, ahead of the game, Liverpool have been dealt a blow by the news that former Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge will remain on the sidelines, as Rodgers looks to make a number of changes following his side's 1-0 defeat against European champions Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Tuesday night.
Captain Steven Gerrard looks set to start, whilst controversial striker Mario Balotelli could be recalled to the starting XI. Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho, Dejan Lovren and Jordan Henderson should also feature in front of the Kop.
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Chelsea, who also made a number of changes in mid-week, should start the likes of Thibaut Courtois, Gary Cahill and Oscar, whilst Mourinho has already revealed that Spanish international Diego Costa will start in attack.
Mourinho will have a tricky decision to make at full-back, meanwhile, with Cesar Azpilicueta set to return from suspension. Man of the moment, Eden Hazard, should also start as the Blues attempt to win at Anfield once again.
Tomorrow afternoon will certainly prove a big day for the Reds captain, after his slip in the same fixture last season arguably cost his side the Premier League title. He will be desperate to prove his doubters wrong, but will face a tricky task coming up against the in-form duo of Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic.
Gerrard, then, will be hoping to inspire his club to all three points against Mourinho's table-toppers.
Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Gerrard, Lallana, Coutinho, Sterling, Balotelli
Chelsea XI: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Willian, Matic, Fabregas, Oscar, Hazard, Costa
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