Chelsea and Liverpool resume rivalry after winning starts to the new season respectively, and thus are expected to light up the capital with fireworks come Sunday.
Premier League 2020/21 season
Date: Sunday, September 20th
Venue: Stamford Bridge
With as many as 33 points separating them from Liverpool at the end of last season, Chelsea will feel their summer spending spree should prove just enough to help them bridge the gulf, and will set their sights on halting a three-game losing run against them in the top-flight.
Neither of their new signings on parade versus Brighton last time was able to get off the mark, but Jorginho, Reece James and Kurt Zouma scored the important goals to take home the points.
Frank Lampard will surely need time to get his newest charges up and ticking, but he would hardly be too displeased to see every department chip in upfront when need be.
Liverpool on their part, rode their luck at times when piping Leeds United 4-3 last time out, and will be careful not to repeat the same mistakes they made against the newcomers.
Mohammed Salah took home the matchball after an inspirational display in the thriller and the Egyptian most probably, will be eager to impress when facing his former club here.
Liverpool won 14 of their first 15 league games to pull very much clear during their run to the title last season. Can they follow the same trend yet, or will the Blues catch them cold?
Billy Gilmour and Hakim Ziyech (both knee) are still ruled out for Chelsea.
Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva are still classed touch-and-go, and might yet not make their debut.
Goalscorer last time out, Jorginho is struggling to overcome a thigh problem.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ruled out with a knee injury.
Xerdan Shaqiri is unavailable due to his muscle injury.
Head to Head
In their last previous 185 competitive games, Chelsea have earned 64 wins, which is well adrift of Liverpool’s tally of 79. 42 other meetings have ended as draws.
Chelsea last five competitive games: LWLLW
Liverpool last five competitive games: DLWWW
This is unarguably, the biggest game of the Premier League this weekend. From a betting point of view, predicting a winner outrightly could make for a tough call but then, we will try to find value.
Both Teams To Score is priced 8/15 and is one market worth exploring. Their penultimate meeting after all, was a 5-3 thriller, and the last 20 meetings between them had seen both teams score on 15 occasions.
And then with the plethora of attacking talent on both sides set to be on show here, we think this one will see a lot of goals, so we will also like Over 3.5 goals market (8/5) to emerge from this game.