Chelsea v Liverpool: Time, Referee, Predicted line-up, TV, who won last year, and why you should watch

Table-topping Liverpool head to Chelsea this weekend’s must-see match-up.

Jurgen Klopp’s troops have a perfect Premier League record so far and came back from behind to beat Newcastle last week.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are in fine form themselves after walloping Wolves 5-2 at Molineux last week, with Tammy Abraham helping himself to a hat-trick.

Both sides has suffered disappointing Champions League defeats since then, but that will most likely add to the urgency of each to get back to winning ways immediately.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of the match.

When is Chelsea v Liverpool?

Chelsea v Liverpool will kick off at 4:30pm on Sunday September 22. There is no Monday night football this week, so the Stamford Bridge clash will bring down the curtain on the weekend’s action.

How to watch Chelsea v Liverpool on TV

Sky Sports will broadcast the game as part of their Super Sunday show.

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That means that, if you want an appetiser, Crystal Palace v Wolves can be seen first from 2pm.

Both games are being shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, or through NowTV if you want to access the day’s action without a subscription.

There are plenty of options for international viewers to watch it, with DAZN, NBC Sports, BeIn Sports, SuperSport, and Canal+ all carrying it.

And don’t forget that you can follow every kick live in our live centre too.

Who is the referee for Chelsea v Liverpool?

Michael Oliver will take charge of Chelsea v Liverpool, and Reds’ fans will be hoping he is a lucky omen.

The Ashington-born official was the man in the middle when Liverpool opened their Premier League campaign with a 4-1 win over Norwich on August 9, but this will be his first encounter with Chelsea this season.

Oliver has given 10 yellow cards in his four Premier League matches so far this season and is yet to show a red card.

He will be assisted by Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett, with Kevin Friend assuming fourth official duties.

And yes, VAR will of course be in play at Stamford Bridge too.

Who won this fixture last season?

The two sides met in September last season at Stamford Bridge too for an early-season showdown and the game did not disappoint.

It finished in a 1-1 draw, but that barely tells half the story. Both goalscorers, Eden Hazard and Daniel Sturridge have since left the clubs.

Hazard gave Chelsea an early lead and it looked like it was going to be enough to claim all three points, but Sturridge grabbed a dramatic 89th minute equaliser after only being on the pitch three minutes.

Reason to watch Chelsea v Liverpool

It’s actually the second time these two teams have met this season, as they went head-to-head in the UEFA Super Cup back in August.

That match, played in Istanbul, finished 2-2 and was eventually decided by Abraham’s missed penalty in the shootout, which handed Liverpool the spoils and is sure to have created a little extra needle surrounding this one.

Abraham, in particular, is keen to make amends this time, and take Chelsea’s Champions League ‘anger’ from this week out on the visiting Merseysiders.

“We’re obviously fuming that we lost today but we can’t dwell on it,” said Abraham, who has scored seven goals in four matches so far this season.

“We’ve got another massive game on Sunday. So we have to take our anger out against Liverpool.”


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