Chelsea vs Liverpool: Prediction, tickets, live stream, TV, team news - Premier League 2019-20 preview

ALEX YOUNG

Chelsea vs Liverpool
Premier League 2019-20
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Kick-off time: 4.30pm BST, today

Chelsea face another stern test of their top-four credentials this afternoon as they welcome Liverpool to Stamford Bridge.

A big away win at Wolves last time out was an early statement for Frank Lampard, but Tuesday's home loss to Valencia will have brought the mood right back down at the Bridge.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are five points clear at the top after just five games - a record lead for this stage of a Premier League season - and could well replicate the 4-0 hammering Manchester United gave Chelsea on the opening day given their form.

Team news and predicted lineups

Mason Mount could feature for Chelsea against Liverpool. Mount limped out of the Champions League defeat by Valencia on Tuesday with a nasty-looking ankle injury after he was caught by a late challenge from Francis Coquelin, but boss Frank Lampard has not ruled out the young midfielder.

N'Golo Kante has recovered from an ankle injury and his general fitness will be assessed.​ Callum Hudson-Odoi should return from his Achilles injury next week.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker and midfielder Naby Keita have returned to training but are not yet in contention.

Alisson has been absent since sustaining a calf injury 39 minutes into the Reds' opening league match but has started individual sessions with goalkeeping coach John Achterberg.

Keita, who has not played since the Community Shield because of a groin injury, has rejoined team training but striker Divock Origi (ankle) is unlikely to feature at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea XI: Kepa, Zouma, Tomori, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, Willian, Abraham, Pulisic

Liverpool XI: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane

Prediction: Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool

Liverpool are in blistering form at the moment and should have too much for Chelsea, despite a morale-boosting win away at Wolves last time out.

Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have, arguably, never been in better form for Liverpool and you wouldn't bet against them impressing again on Sunday.

Tickets

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Match odds

  • Chelsea to win: 27/1-
  • Draw: 14/5
  • Liverpool to win: Evens

First goal scorer

  • Mohamed Salah: 4/1
  • Roberto Firmino: 9/2
  • Tammy Abraham: 6/1
  • Olivier Giroud: 7/1

TV channel and live stream information

The match will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD, and is available via NOW TV with a 10-month season ticket on offer for £199.

Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.

You can follow all of the action with Standard Sport's LIVE blog.

Head to head (h2h) results and history

Chelsea and Liverpool have faced each other 183 times, with Sunday's hosts winning just 63.

Last season's corresponding fixture ended 1-1, while Liverpool came out on top in a penalty shootout in August's Uefa Super Cup.