Chelsea and Liverpool will renew their rivalry in the Premier League when they meet at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, September 29, kick-off at 18h30 CAT.
The match is a top-of-the-table clash (and potentially a bout between title contenders), with Liverpool placed first on 18 points while Chelsea is third but level with second-placed Manchester City on 16 points.
The Blues dropped points for the first time in the Premier League when they were held 0-0 away to London rivals West Ham United last weekend. Maurizio Sarri’s side has been free-flowing in attack since the start of the 2018/19 campaign, but against the Hammers,; they were unable to click into top gear and were kept scoreless for the first time.
Liverpool, meanwhile, established themselves as the only remaining team in England’s top flight with a 100 percent record. They eased past Southampton 3-0 at home last weekend, thanks to an own goal from Saints defender Wesley Hoedt and strikes from Africans stars Joel Matip and Mohamed Salah.
Manager Jurgen Klopp will be delighted with his side’s perfect start to the season but, knows that this match in London will be a true litmus test of how far they have advanced in terms of their title credentials.
The match will feature some of the world’s most exciting attacking talent, with Chelsea looking to the mercurial Eden Hazard and the passing mastery of midfielder Jorginho for inspiration, while the ‘Pool front three of Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane remains arguably the best in European club football.
Chelsea v Liverpool – Head-to-Head, all competitions
In head-to-head stats, Chelsea and Liverpool have met in 169 matches across all competitions. The Reds have claimed 71 wins compared to 58 for the Blues, while 40 games have been drawn.
The teams’ most recent meeting was a Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge back in May, with Chelsea claiming a 1-0 win thanks to a goal from Olivier Giroud. The last three league meetings of the Blues and Reds have produced just five goals.
Matches played 169
Chelsea wins 58
Liverpool wins 71
Premier League Form (most recent first)