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Chelsea vs. Liverpool, Premier League: Live blog; highlights

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...as it happened: live blog, updates, highlights, lineups, etc

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It’s game two of the new season, and it’s Chelsea’s home opener at Stamford Bridge, though obviously still without fans. And that’s unfortunate, especially as it’s Liverpool, last year’s champions, and we’re going to need all the help we can get.

It’s three points on offer, but also so much more. It’s a chance to make an early statement of intent, to set the tone.

One change for Chelsea: Kovačić in for Loftus-Cheek, switching to a three-man midfield and 4-3-3. Interestingly, Havertz is listed as the center forward, with Werner wide left. Tomori in for Rüdiger on the bench.

Here we go!


Chelsea starting lineup (4-3-3):
Arrizabalaga | Alonso, Zouma, Christensen, James | Kovačić, Kanté, Jorginho (c) | Werner, Havertz, Mount

Substitutes from: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Tomori, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Giroud

Liverpool starting lineup (4-3-3):
Alisson | Robertson, Van Dijk, Fabinho, Alexander-Arnold | Keita, Henderson (c), Wijnaldum | Mane, Firmino, Salah

Substitutes from: Adrian, Thiago, Milner, Jones, Minamino, Tsimikas, Origi


Date / Time: Sunday, September 20, 2020, 16.30 BST; 11:30am EDT; 9pm IST
Venue: Stamford Bridge, SW6
Referee: Paul Tierney (on pitch); Michael Oliver (VAR)

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Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!