After four draws last season, twice in the league and once in the final of each domestic Cup competition, Chelsea and Liverpool now meet to decide whether the midtable is red or blue ... and we can only hope that it remains red as we begin our rise back up the table.
Potter has named a largely unchanged lineup from last weekend, but with Marc Cucurella starting at what looks like left wing (instead of Chukwuemeka), as per the official lineup tweet. Of course, it could also be some sort of back-three, with Cucurella or Hall or Gallagher or Ziyech playing right wing-back. We’ll see. Mudryk’s on the bench, as expected.
Here we go!
Liverpool starting lineup (4-3-3):
Alisson | Robertson, Gomez, Konaté, Milner | Thiago, Bajčetić, Keïta | Gakpo, Salah, Elliott
Substitutes from: Kelleher, Fabinho, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Tsimikas, Núñez, Matip, Alexander-Arnold
Chelsea starting lineup (3-4-3):
Arrizabalaga | Badiashile, Silva, Chalobah | Cucurella, Hall, Jorginho (c), Ziyech | Mount, Havertz, Gallagher
Substitutes from: Bettinelli, Azpilicueta, Humphreys, Koulibaly, Chukwuemeka, Loftus-Cheek, Mudryk, Aubameyang, D.Fofana
Date / Time: Saturday, January 21, 2023, 12.30 GMT; 7:30am EST; 6pm IST
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool, England
Referee: Michael Oliver (on pitch); John Brooks (VAR)
On TV: BT Sport 1 (UK); none (USA); Star Sports Select HD1 (India); SuperSport Premier League (NGA); elsewhere
Streaming: BT Sport Live (UK); Peacock (USA); Hotstar (India); DStv Now (NGA)
Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!