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The Blues host the Premier League champions at Stamford Bridge

Hello and welcome to the huge Premier League clash between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

Both teams got their campaigns off to a decent start last weekend with victories, but this will be a bigger test for either side.

For the Blues it is set to be a home debut for Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, however Frank Lampard has some injury concerns.

Christian Pulisic, Thiago Silva, Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell are all out of the game in a big blow for the Blues.

But there were some positives for Lampard from the Brighton win as the Blues take on the current champions.

Follow all the action from west London right here.

Some surprises

There are a few surprises in the starting XI from Frank Lampard, with no Cesar Azpilicueta at left-back.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek dropped out of the side completely, while keeping Jorginho means it looks more like a 4-3-3.

Kepa keeping his place is a slight surprise as well, it has to be said, with another goal conceded at Brighton when he should have done better.

Frank Lampard, Manager fist bumps Kepa Arrizabalaga. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Confirmed Liverpool team

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Keita, Mane, Salah, Firmino.

Subs: Adrian, Thiago, Milner, Jones, Minamino, Tsimikas, Origi.

Confirmed Chelsea line-up

Chelsea: Kepa, James, Zouma, Christensen, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Mount, Havertz, Werner.

Sub: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Tomori, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Giroud.

Chelsea injuries

There are some big injuries for Chelsea going into the match this afternoon.

 

Christian Pulisic in action for Chelsea (Image: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

No Rudiger?

Frank Lampard has made a big selection call, with Antonio Rudiger apparently not in today’s squad.

According to The Telegraph, the Germany international’s future is now in doubt at the Blues.

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger. (Image: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Club captain

With the arrival of Thiago Silva to the club, there has been some discussion about who should be the captain moving forward.

However, for Frank Lampard there appears to still be only one man for the job.

Cesar Azpilicueta in action against Liverpool. (Image: PAUL ELLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Frank Lampard transcript

It’s a big match for Frank Lampard as he looks to guide his side for a win over Liverpool.

 

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has defended Ruben Loftus-Cheek. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images

Timo Werner

Havertz’s fellow Germany international was also speaking to the media this afternoon as he looks for his first Premier League goal.

The forward spoke about settling into the team and his nickname of ‘Turbo Timo’

 

Frank Lampard needs to think carefully about his team selection against Liverpool (Image: Getty Images)

Kai Havertz

The Germany international held his first press conference this week, and Alan Smith was on the Zoom to hear from him.

Kai Havertz and Frank Lampard deep in conversation during Chelsea training (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

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