Second-placed Liverpool face third-placed Chelsea in the Premier League and the race for the title could not be more intense. The game on Super Sunday is separated in the table by points and places. With both teams needing to win to boost their slim chances of catching the elusive city that refuses to deliver. Both sides picked up points in midweek as Chelsea held Brighton 1-1 while Liverpool surprisingly lost 1-0 at Leicester City.
Chelsea-Liverpool preview, team history and possible line-ups:
Thomas Tuchel has a problem as we speak to Romelu Lukaku who is not happy with the current system. The way Chelsea are working and there are problems in the Chelsea camp as we head into the new year. Chelsea, who led the league in the first half of the season, were relegated due to poor results against the teams they needed to win.
Liverpool is in a similar position as they have won most of the games but some have slipped, leaving them 12 points behind City with two games in hand, including Sunday big game against the Blues at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea has problems in defense as Reece James and Andreas Christensen join Ben Chillwell on the bench.
Timo Werner is still absent, while Thiago Silva is a doubt, meaning Malang Sarr can start in defense. However, Kai Havertz is back on the loose and it will be interesting to see if Lukaku’s recent comments affect his place in the starting line-up.
According to Liverpool, this will be the last game for Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita before they fly out of international duty. Andry Robertson is out due to suspension. Minamino and Thiago will both miss the Chelsea game. That means Oxlade-Chamberlain will start in midfield alongside Fabino and Henderson. For more interesting and informative articles visit our homepage “theaznews.com”.