Mount scored the winner for Chelsea at Anfield last season
European champions Chelsea continue their Premier League title hunt when they travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool today.
Thomas Tuchel’s men got the better of Jurgen Klopp’s side back in March when a first half Mason Mount strike gave the Blues their first league win away at Liverpool in more than six years.
But with Virgil van Dijk back in the heart of the Reds defence, he has given them the steel they need to fight on all fronts once more.
The one-on-one battle between the Dutch centre-back and Chelsea’s record signing Romelu Lukaku could well be where this match is won and lost. At the other end, Diogo Jota will be hoping to make it three goals in three games at the start of the campaign.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League match today.
When is it?
The match kicks off at 5.30pm GMT on Saturday 28 August.
How can I watch it?
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage starting at 5pm. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
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Fabinho looks set to miss out on this one after not being included in the Burnley clash due to personal reasons following the death of his father.
Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain is set to return after the birth of his child, while Andy Robertson could also come back in for Kostas Tsimikas.
Christian Pulisic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek both recently tested positive for coronavirus and so could be unavailable for selection.
But N’Golo Kante and Hakim Ziyech came on as substitutes against Arsenal and will be competing for a starting place at Anfield.
LIV – Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago; Salah, Jota, Mane
CHE – Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kante, Alonso; Mount, Havertz; Lukaku
Both sides come into this mouthwatering clash having won both of their opening games without conceding a goal. Since arriving at Stamford Bridge in January, Tuchel has built a reputation on making the Blues incredibly solid and resolute. But that resolve will be tested to the limit at Anfield as they look to do what they managed back in March by winning in Liverpool’s backyard. Unlike then, this time there will be a capacity crowd in attendance on Merseyside. Chelsea have not beaten the Reds at Anfield in front of fans since November 2014. Meanwhile, Klopp’s men look revived with the return of Van Dijk and the battle between him and Lukaku promises to be something special. There is very little to split these two sides but the Anfield crowd could narrowly get the home team over the line. Liverpool 1-0 Chelsea.
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