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Chelsea vs Liverpool: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview

1:30 am AEST 30/9/18
Virgil van Dijk Liverpool 2018-19
The Reds will be seeking to exact revenge on Chelsea when they travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday

Liverpool have the chance of breaking a Premier League record should they defeat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, though it will be no easy feat – having just lost to the Blues in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

The Reds are the only Premier League team to have maintained a perfect winning streak to start their season, with Manchester City and Chelsea both succumbing to a draw each.

Eden Hazard could very well inflict further damage to the Reds after his winning goal  knocked them out of the Cup, though Liverpool will be keen on revenge.

Game Chelsea v Liverpool
Date Saturday, September 29
Time 5:30pm BST / 12:30pm EST

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game will be shown on NBC Sports and streamed online via the NBC Sports Live app .

US TV channel Online stream
NBC Sports NBC Sports Live

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BT Sport 1 and livestreamed on BT Sport Live.

UK TV channel Online stream
BT Sport 1 BT Sport Live

Squads & Team News

Position Chelsea players
Goalkeepers Kepa, Caballero, Bulka
Defenders Rudiger, Alonso, Moses, Luiz, Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Ampadu, Emerson
Midfielders Fabregas, Jorginho, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Kante
Forwards Willian, Hazard, Morata, Giroud, Pedro, Hudson-Odoi

Pedro may not be fully fit following a shoulder injury sustained against PAOK in the Europa League and did not make the team. However, Antonio Rudiger has won his race for fitness after leaving the pitch against West Ham and is in the XI.

Andreas Christensen was a concern after being forced to come off the pitch with an illness in the midweek game against Liverpool, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek also had to be treated with an injection after complaining of discomfort in training. Neither made the bench today for Sarri's side. 

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Giroud, Hazard.

Position Chelsea players
Goalkeepers Alisson, Mignolet, Kelleher
Defenders Clyne, Gomez, Van Dijk, Moreno, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Lovren
Midfielders Jones, Fabinho, Milner, Keita, Shaqiri, Wijnaldum, Markovic, Henderson
Forwards Sturridge, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Solanke

Virgil van Dijk left the pitch against Southampton with a rib issue, though traveled with the squad to London and will get the start for the Reds.

Dejan Lovren was a fitness doubt despite featuring in the Carabao Cup loss to Chelsea and did not make the team. He still has yet to make his first appearance in the Premier League following a groin issue.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a long-term absentee, while Divock Origi and Adam Lallana are doubtful.

Liverpool XI:  Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Betting & Match Odds

Liverpool are priced at odds of winning 31/20 according to  bet 365 , while a draw is available at 9/5. A win for the Foxes is priced at 13/5

Click here to see all of bet 365's offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.

Match Preview

Chelsea already stunned Liverpool once by eliminating them from the Carabao Cup in the midweek courtesy of a Hazard stunner, though Liverpool will be aiming to bounce back and seek revenge against their title-chasing rivals.

Liverpool made eight changes to face the Blues on Wednesday, leaving Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino on the bench while the likes of Simon Mignolet, Alberto Moreno and Fabinho were drafted in.

The Brazil international has struggled to make an impact on the pitch so far following his summer arrival from Monaco, and is expected to be left on the bench in favour of midfielder regulars Jordan Henderson and James Milner.

Maurizio Sarri's side slipped to a draw against West Ham but remain unbeaten in all competitions, with his players having adopted his 'Sarriball' playing style with relative ease.

Six Premier League wins from the start of the season is a club record and the joint-league record, and Liverpool have the opportunity to break it should they win against Chelsea. 

Salah has only scored two goals and two assists so far this season but that is only one goal worse than his record from last season after six games, and should be motivated to net against his former side on Saturday.

Klopp's side have an uneasy run of fixtures ahead of them as they are due to face The Blues, Napoli and Manchester City in the span of one week.