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Chelsea vs Liverpool: Confirmed team news and predicted lineup

Chelsea vs Liverpool: Confirmed team news and predicted lineup as Chelsea host Premier League champions today at Stamford Bridge.

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(African Stand) — Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is boosted by the return of Mateo Kovacic for today’s big match with Liverpool.

The midfielder missed the opening game of the season at Brighton due to suspension after being sent off against Arsenal in last month’s FA Cup final.

The Croatian is likely to come into midfield to start alongside N’Golo Kante, with Jorginho possibly the man to drop out.

In defence, Lampard may look to bring in Antonio Rudiger for Andreas Christensen as the German’s pace could be handy against Liverpool’s speedy forward line.

In attack, Lampard has decisions to make around who leads the line.

Werner did well against Brighton, but Olivier Giroud is pushing to start and could be an option as his physicality can match that of Virgil van Dijk.

Starting the Frenchman would likely mean Timo Werner deployed on the left and Kai Havertz given the chance to play in his favoured No10 role.

Mason Mount could then complete the attack by playing outright as Christian Pulisic is injured.

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Chelsea predicted XI to face Liverpool (4-2-3-1): Kepa; James, Rudiger, Zouma, Alonso; Kante, Kovacic; Mount, Havertz, Werner; Giroud

Ericson Mangoli

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