Speaking for the first time as Chelsea interim head coach, Bruno Saltor confirmed no fresh injury concerns for the Blues ahead of our Premier League meeting with Liverpool.

We were without Raheem Sterling and Wesley Fofana for the loss to Aston Villa, with the suggestion before that game they could be back to face Liverpool tomorrow. Otherwise, it’s as you were on the availability front with the final training session still to come on Monday afternoon.

Chelsea vs Liverpool Sterling and Fofana injury update

‘It’s the same news as last week,’ reported Bruno, who was also asked if he was going to mix things up in his first game in charge.

‘I don’t have to give any clues to Liverpool! I thought we dominated the game against Villa but we lost it with a few mistakes. Overall it was a good performance and we had a lot of chances, and we are going to try to keep as close as we can.’

Chelsea vs Liverpool preview

Bruno admitted it had been a whirlwind 24 hours following Graham Potter’s departure and his own appointment on an interim basis, and as well as offering support to the outgoing head coach, the Spaniard spoke about what he wanted to see from his side against Liverpool.

‘It’s an opportunity for the players. We are representing Chelsea, a club with an amazing history, and for me it’s about winning and dominating. All we can do is prepare for the game. Preparation helps a lot with performance, so that’s what the players need to focus on.

‘I haven’t seen the players yet. We have an afternoon session planned. I am going to speak to them. All of us are responsible. We have to stay positive and focus on tomorrow’s game, and see energy from them.'

Chelsea vs Liverpool injury list

In addition to Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta, Armando Broja remains out of action as he continues his rehabilitation following a serious injury suffered in November.

For Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp will be without Luis Diaz because of a longstanding knee injury. Thiago Alcantara is also unavailable with a hip problem, while midfielders Naby Keita and Stefan Bajcetic are also out.

Chelsea vs Liverpool suspension

There are no suspensions for either side in this match.

Players who accumulate 10 yellow cards in Premier League matches up to and including our 32nd fixture will serve a two-match suspension in the competition.

Premier League booking list
Gallagher 5, Koulibaly 5, Kovacic 5, Havertz 4, James 4, Mount 4, Azpilicueta 3, Chalobah 3, Cucurella 3, Sterling 3, Chilwell 2, W Fofana 2, Aubameyang 1, Badiashile 1, Enzo 1, Hall 1, Kepa 1, Loftus-Cheek 1, Mendy 1, Pulisic 1, Thiago Silva 1, Ziyech 1

Chelsea vs Liverpool referee and VAR

Referee: Anthony Taylor
VAR: Chris Kavanagh

This will be the second time this season Anthony Taylor has refereed a Chelsea game in the Premier League, having officiated for our draw against Tottenham in August.