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Team news: Liverpool vs Chelsea

There is just one change from the side that beat Man United at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final.

Kepa returns in goal in place of Willy Caballero. 

Mason Mount makes his 50th Chelsea appearance, the first graduate from our Academy to reach that milestone in the season he made his debut. 

Liverpool also make one change with Naby Kieta in for Alex Oxlade Chamberlain. 

Chelsea Kepa; Azpilicueta (c), Zouma, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, Willian, Giroud, Mount.

Subs Caballero, Christensen, Tomori, Emerson, Loftus-Cheek, Pulisic, Hudson-Odoi, Pedro, Abraham.

Liverpool Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk (c), Robertson, Keita, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Subs Adrian, Lovren, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Lallana, Minamino, Shaqiri, Origi

The referee is Andre Marriner

Stats recap

Chelsea have lost one of our past nine away games in all competitions against Liverpool (three wins, five draws). Our defeat was the corresponding fixture 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.

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.

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.

 

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.

Only Man City (41) have scored more Premier League goals on the road this term than Chelsea (36).

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.

Read: How well do you know our Premier League history with Liverpool

 

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