Our last Premier League away game of the season is nearly upon us, and ahead of our trip to the newly-crowned champions we bring you all the key facts and figures...
Liverpool vs Chelsea head-to-head record
In all competitions, Chelsea have only failed to score in one of our last 21 meetings with Liverpool, a 0-2 defeat at Anfield last season.
Chelsea have won one of our last 10 Premier League meetings with Liverpool (five draws, four defeats), beating them 1-0 in May 2018 thanks to an Olivier Giroud strike.
This will be our 89th game at Anfield and will equal, with Goodison Park, the most games played at an away ground in our history.
In the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge in September, Liverpool won 2-1 with both goals coming in the first half-hour from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino. N’Golo Kante pulled one back after 71 minutes.
Biggest league win for each team
Chelsea 6-1 Liverpool 1937/38 Division One
Liverpool 6-0 Chelsea 1934/35 Division One
Chelsea’s biggest league win at Anfield is 4-1 in 1907/08 and 2005/06
Last league meeting at Anfield
LIVERPOOL 2 CHELSEA 0
Premier League, Anfield, 14.04.19, 4.30pm
Liverpool (4-3-3) Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson (c) (Milner 76), Fabinho, Keita (Wijnaldum 66); Salah (Shaqiri 89), Firmino, Mane.
Unused subs Mignolet, Lovren, Origi, Sturridge.
Manager Jurgen Klopp
Scorers Mane 51, Salah 53
Chelsea (4-3-3) Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Rudiger (Christensen 40), David Luiz, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek (Barkley 75); Hudson-Odoi (Higuain 56), Hazard, Willian.
Unused subs Caballero, Kovacic, Pedro, Giroud.
Head coach Maurizio Sarri
Booked Azpilicueta 44
Referee Michael Oliver
Since the restart in June, Frank Lampard’s side have won five and lost two of our seven Premier League games.
Chelsea have won 18 of our 44 Premier League games against sides starting the day top of the table, more than any other side in the competition.
The Blues have kept one clean sheet in our 18 away Premier League encounters this campaign, a 2-0 victory against Tottenham in December.
Chelsea have won four and lost one of our last six Premier League games against ‘big six’ teams, winning the last two. We last won three successive such matches in December 2016.
Chelsea have conceded 33 away Premier League goals this season, our joint-most in a season (also 33 in 1993/94, 1994/95 and 1996/97).
Tammy Abraham has scored nine away goals for Chelsea in the Premier League this season – only Didier Drogba (15 in 2009/10) and Nicolas Anelka (11 in 2008/09) have netted more on the road in a single campaign for the Blues.
Olivier Giroud has scored six goals in his eight Premier League starts in 2020.
Willian has had a direct hand in a Chelsea goal in four consecutive Premier League games for the first time (four goals, two assists).
Premier League scorers
Abraham 14, Willian 9 (4 pens), Pulisic 8, Giroud 6, Mount 6, Alonso 4, Jorginho 4 (3 pens), Kante 3, Azpilicueta 2, Rudiger 2, Barkley 1, Batshuayi 1, Hudson-Odoi 1, Kovacic 1, Pedro 1, Tomori 1
If selected, Mason Mount will become the first Chelsea Academy product to make his first team debut and complete 50 appearances in the same season.
This season’s Premier League stats
Most appearances: Alexander-Arnold 36, Firmino 36, Van Dijk 36
Most goals: Salah 19, Mane 17, Firmino 8
Most assists: Alexander-Arnold 12, Robertson 10, Salah 9
Most clean sheets: Allisson 13, Adrian 2
Liverpool’s current unbeaten home run in the Premier League stands at 58 games, while the Reds have won 24 of their last 25 at Anfield in the competition, drawing the most recent to Burnley. The Reds have netted 150 goals in those 58 games, while conceding just 33 in return.
Victory for Liverpool will be their 31st in the Premier League this season – their most ever in a top-flight campaign in their history.
No team have conceded fewer home Premier League goals than Liverpool (13).
Jurgen Klopp’s side have scored 47 home Premier League goals in their 18 games – an average of 2.6 per game.
Liverpool have scored in each of their last 33 home Premier League games at Anfield since a 0-0 draw with Man City in October 2018. It’s their longest such scoring streak in league competition since February 1969 (38 home games).
Liverpool have dropped more points in the five games since becoming Premier League champions (eight) than they had in their previous 40 matches in the competition (seven).
Liverpool’s 867 crosses are more than any other club in the Premier League this season.
They have committed the fewest fouls (318), and have been shown 37 yellow cards, which is also less than any other Premier League side.
Mohamed Salah has 19 Premier League goals this season and could become the first Liverpool player to score 20 in three consecutive top-flight campaigns since Roger Hunt (4 between 1962-63 and 1965-66).
Against Arsenal, Liverpool suffered their first league defeat in a game in which they opened the scoring since April 2017, ending a run of 83 consecutive league games without losing after scoring first.
Premier League scorers
Salah 19 (3 pens), Mane 17, Firmino 8, Henderson 4, Van Dijk 4, Alexander-Arnold 3, Origi 3, Oxlade-Chamberlain 3, Wijnaldum 3, Fabinho 2, Milner 2 (2 pens), Robertson 2, Jones 1, Keita 1, Lallana 1, Matip 1, Shaqiri 1, own goals 2
Jurgen Klopp’s managerial record against Chelsea
Liverpool’s last Premier League game
Wednesday 15 July
Arsenal 2 Liverpool 1
Team 4-3-3: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk (c), Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain (Keita 61), Fabinho, Wijnaldum (Shaqiri 83); Salah (Origi 83), Firmino (Minamino 61), Mane.
Scorer: Mane 20
There are no suspensions.
In the Premier League, the deadline for suspension for accumulating five and 10 bookings has passed. Players must now avoid accruing 15 cautions before the end of the season to escape a three-match ban.
Premier League bookings list
Liverpool: Gomez 6, Fabinho 6, Alexander-Arnold 5, Milner 4, Mane 3, Henderson 2, Robertson 2, Adrian 1, Keita 1, Lallana 1, Lovren 1, Origi 1, Oxlade-Chamberlain 1, Salah 1, Van Dijk 1, Williams 1
Chelsea: Jorginho 10, Kovacic 8, Zouma 6, Christensen 5, Alonso 4, Kante 4, Willian 4, Emerson 3, Mount 3, Rudiger 3, Tomori 3, Abraham 2, Hudson-Odoi 1, James 1, Pedro 1
Referee and VAR
Referee: Andre Marriner
VAR: Stuart Attwell
Andre Marriner is refereeing Chelsea for the second time in 10 days. He was the official for our 0-3 defeat against Sheffield United, as well as our 2-2 draw at Bournemouth in February and our home clash with Newcastle in October.