Friday 15 December 2017

Chelsea v Liverpool

Sky Spoers 1, 4.0

Ramires picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Swansea and serves a one-match ban, with Frank Lampard likely to return to the Blues' starting line-up.

Jose Mourinho is likely to rotate his options once more, with Cesar Azpilicueta and Gary Cahill in line to return in defence at the expense of Ashley Cole and David Luiz, while Fernando Torres could start up front.

Liverpool will be without forward Victor Moses due to the terms of his loan from the Londoners. That leaves the Reds short on numbers with captain Steven Gerrard and defender Jon Flanagan (both hamstring) not ready to return, while striker Daniel Sturridge (ankle) and defender Jose Enrique (knee) are also still out.

Last season: Liverpool 2 Chelsea 2, Chelsea 1 Liverpool 1

Last five league matches: Chelsea WLWDW; Liverpool WWWWL

Top scorers: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 9; Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 19

Match odds: H 6/5 A 5/2 D 21/10

Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)

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