Chelsea vs Liverpool team news: Line-ups confirmed as Werner and Havertz start for Blues but Thiago on Reds
It’s time for the big one, Chelsea vs Liverpool!
The two Premier League heavyweights – backed to be title rivals this season – clash in gameweek two as Frank Lampard hopes to get one over on Jurgen Klopp.
And he will hope Timo Werner and Kai Havertz help fulfil this aim as the two summer signings start for Chelsea.
There is no Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva or Hakim Ziyech for the Blues, however, as they all remain injured following their moves to Stamford Bridge.
Two of Liverpool’s three summer signings play a role at Stamford Bridge today.
Kostas Tsimikas, the left-back, begins on the bench alongside Spain midfielder Thiago, who completed his much-anticipated move to Anfield on Friday.
Diogo Jota’s transfer went through on Saturday, however, which means he was not registered in time to feature today.
Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, James, Christensen, Zouma, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Mount, Havertz, Werner
Subs: Barkley, Abraham, Caballero, Tomori, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Azpilicueta
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, van Dijk, Robertson, Keita, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Subs: Thiago, Milner, Adrian, Jones, Minamino, Tsimikas, Origi.