Liverpool vs Chelsea: Jurgen Klopp will host Maurizio Sarri’s side at Anfield in the first of a double-header between the two in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday
Both sides are unbeaten in all competitions so far this season, but only Liverpool have managed seven straight consecutive wins – with the Blues falling to a draw to West Ham on Sunday, tainting their otherwise flawless winning streak.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have momentum going into the fixture after beating Tottenham, Paris Saint-Germain and Southampton in one week but Chelsea’s side have adapted well to Maurizio Sarri’s tactics and it will be a tough fixture.
Liverpool vs Chelsea The scheduling overmind has decided that this is Liverpool Week. First Chelsea play them in the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday, and then the real battle is joined on Saturday at Stamford Bridge, when Premier League points and top of the table will be at stake.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Both Maurizio Sarri Gianfranco Zola and Jurgen Klopp have paid the requisite lip service to the importance of the Carabao Cup. The truth, of course, is that both teams are going to rest players ahead of the weekend rematch. The only question is, how many? Both are being cagey about it, as you’d expect.
Chelsea own five League Cups, tied for second most all-time, the last won under Mourinho Mk.2 in 2015 against Tottenham. Unbeaten in the league, the rampant Reds have won the trophy a record eight times.