Part One by Gary Fulcher.
Liverpool are back on the road for Matchweek five with a trip to Stamford Bridge to face Antonio Conte’s Chelsea on Friday evening: 8pm kick off UK time. Second placed Chelsea are one of four teams still unbeaten in the league, with the other three being leaders Manchester City, third placed Everton and fourth placed Tottenham.
Liverpool won the corresponding fixture last season 3-1 but it’s our only win from the previous eight meetings home and away against the Blues. Conte’s side have a 100% record at home so far following wins over West Ham (2-1) and Burnley (3-0) in the league and a 3-2 win over Bristol Rovers in their League Cup 2nd round tie.
Liverpool’s league record against Chelsea:
|Games played: 147||Games played: 74||Games played: 73|
|Won: 66||Won: 47||Won: 19|
|Drawn: 32||Drawn: 16||Drawn: 16|
|Lost: 49||Lost: 11||Lost: 38|
|Goals scored: 226||Goals scored: 151||Goals scored: 75|
|Goals against: 201||Goals against: 77||Goals against: 124|
Liverpool players doubtful or unavailable:
|D Lovren||Eye Injury||September 16, 2016|
|E Can||Ankle Injury||September 16, 2016|
|S Ojo||Back Injury||September 24, 2016|
|J Gomez||Calf/Shin Injury||No Return Date|
Chelsea players doubtful or unavailable:
|J Terry||Ankle Injury||No Return Date|
|M van Ginkel||Knee Injury||No Return Date|
|K Zouma||ACL Knee Injury||October 23, 2016|
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