CHE Vs LIV Fantasy Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Edge of the seat thriller awaits us today as two stalwarts take to the middle in an enthralling showdown
While a clash between Chelsea and Liverpool is always early and ardently awaited, the new names both these clubs have reigned in this season makes the clash all the more anticipated. With both the sides equipped with some wordclass players, today’s encounter looks set to live up every bit to its billing.
For Chelsea, this fixture against Chelsea will give the London based club a first look into what its rehauled side is capable of. The most extravagant in the transfer market, the club ended up roping in as many as seven fresh faces in a bid to overhaul a side bereft of new options across the course of the last season.
While all the new entrants won’t be available for this open in lieu of their injuries, the side will still see Werner and Havertz step out onto the pitch. And they’ll be ardently wishing that the two new Germans can move in unison to not only perturb Liverpool but pull off a win for Chelsea, one which could define a new era for the club.
Where Chelsea are still trying to find their feet and settle down as a unit, Liverpool on the other hand have no such qualms. This is a well functioning setup, a team which ended up winning last edition’s league with a gargantuan margin.
And the side got just the shot in the arm it needed prior to this encounter with Thiago and Jota having both being announced by the club. While they are unlikely to be involved today, the news is set to have come as music to the club, a development which will buoy the side ahead of the impending matchup.
However, this is a Liverpool side which does have issues. They ended up shipping three to new boys Leeds United before a penalty managed to save their blushes in the culminating stages.
This will be a humdinger, one we see swinging in Liverpool’s favour courtesy of their better endowed defensive setup.
Probable Playing 11
- Ben, Hakim and Gilmour will all continue to remain unavailable for Chelsea due to their ongoing injuries.
- Liverpool will be devoid of the services of Alex who is currently injured.
Kepa, James, Rudiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta, Kante, Kovacic, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz, Mount, Werner
Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Keita, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Premier League 2019-20
Match: Chelsea Vs Liverpool
Date And Time: 20th September, Sunday- 9:30pm IST
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London
Television: Star Sports Select 1/HD
Top Goal Scorer
- James: 1 Goal
- Salah: 3 Goals
Brighton Vs Chelsea: 1-3
Liverpool Vs Leeds United: 4-3
CHE vs LIV Picks
As he once again flopped and swung his hands for no reason to let in a Trossard shot which could have easily been parried away, Chelsea supporters ended up counting the time before new boy Mendy would make an advent into the club. However, he’s not here right now which will see Kepa continue to be deployed by the side to see us opt for him for the upcoming outing given the saves he’s capable of if he gets going.
Liverpool’s fixture against Leeds United saw the side pull off a defensive showing completely untypical of the side. The team completely collapsed as a defensive unit to ship in three goals past it, continuing a sorry vein of form defensively ever since winning the title last season.
And given the nature of this encounter, we envisage Liverpool letting in the goals past them once again. However, with Chelsea’s defence being appalling itself, we have decided to opt with Liverpool’s backline for the upcoming scrimmage.
Its down to the attacking impetuous the club’s defenders provide, a narrative which sees us make the duo of the fullbacks an instant pick from the side. Andrew Robertson showed what he’s capable of last time around when venturing into the side’s attacking ambit with his assist.
Trent Alexander-Arnold had 11 assists last term and along with being deployed on freekicks and corners, he makes for an instant pick as well. Virgil Van Dijk popped up with a header against Leeds United to make him the third pick from the side along with CB Joe Gomez.
He might have not been involved in the side’s four goals the last time around but Sadio Mane will still be inducted in our setup. The Liverpool midfielder is going to love playing against this shambolic Chelsea backline, one which he can easily score against owing to the spaces he’ll get to exploit.
Fabinho played a little over twenty minutes the last time around but those were all he needed to pull off an assist, one which sees him become the second pick from the side. Chelsea on the other hand see us opt for CDM N’Golo Kante, someone who now fully fit, was quick to stamp his authority against Brighton with a tenacious performance.
He didn’t score on his debut for Chelsea but Timo Werner ended up winning the side’s first goal as Ryan fouled him for a penalty. It sees the striker become an instant pick for us along with the club’s record signing Kai Havertz who’ll be eager to prove his hefty price tag after a subdued debut against Brighton.
Mohamed Salah needed no time to hit the ground running in the new season. The Liverpool player struck a hattrick in his opening match of the season, one which saw him hit two penalties along with a peach of a goal to see him propel Liverpool to a win in the seven goal thriller.
Captain And Vice-Captain
With three goals the last time around, Salah was a must have pick as today’s captain while Werner is the vice-captain.
Kepa, Trent, Andrew, Virgil, Gomez, Mane, Fabinho, Kante, Havertz, Salah, Werner
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.