With Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva returning, here’s how Chelsea might line up against Liverpool.
Here’s how Chelsea might line up against Liverpool now that Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva have returned.
The Premier League encounter against Chelsea on Sunday is essential for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp.
A draw at Stamford Bridge would benefit both teams in what has become a must-win game for the Reds as they chase Manchester City.
Three more Liverpool players have been ruled out due to coronavirus ahead of this match, despite Thomas Tuchel’s side having their own problems.
After losing Andreas Christensen and Reece James to injury in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Brighton, Chelsea will be forced to face a patchwork backline against Liverpool.
The starting lineup for the home team is as follows…
Before departing for the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal, where he will be joined by Sadio Mane, is set to make his Chelsea debut in goal.
With both first-choice full-backs out and Christensen questionable, Tuchel is anticipated to be called into the starting eleven.
Chelsea’s one bright side is that despite missing Wednesday’s 0-0 draw with Brighton due to a thigh injury, he was observed practicing this afternoon and is expected to return.
In the absence of Chilwell, is anticipated to take over as James’ right wing-back cover.
Will be hungry to restore his starting spot in midfield after injuring his knee against Aston Villa on Boxing Day.
The French international was left on the bench against Brighton as a precaution before coming on with 23 minutes remaining. This week, he’s been training as usual and is the clear pick for the center of the pitch.
Unless Tuchel has plans to punish the Belgian striker for his incendiary comments about the club in a recent interview, will spearhead the attack for the visitors.
Meanwhile, is expected to make his first appearance in five games after being kept in isolation and assessed only fit enough to sit on the bench against the Seagulls on Wednesday evening.
After returning to training following his Covid suspension, Timo Werner is in contention to play, but this game may come too soon for the German.
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