Both sides have taken six points from their opening two fixtures and between them could well present the biggest threats to Manchester City’s title defence, along with Manchester United and the returning Cristiano Ronaldo.
Chelsea, buoyed by Uefa Super Cup success and the re-signing of Romelu Lukaku, have won London derbies against Crystal Palace and Arsenal as they look to continue their progress under Thomas Tuchel from the back end of last season.
They face their toughest test to date though, against a Liverpool side who have looked back near their title-winning best of a couple of years ago, with Virgil van Dijk restored to the heart of defence for wins over Burnley and newly-promoted Norwich.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Liverpool vs Chelsea is scheduled for a 5:30pm BST kick-off today - Saturday, August 28, 2021.
The match will be held at Anfield.
Where to watch Liverpool vs Chelsea
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go.
Liverpool vs Chelsea team news and lineups
Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Elliott, Henderson, Fabinho, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Subs: Konate, Thiago, Keita, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Jota, Tsimikas, Kelleher
Chelsea XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Kante, Alonso, Mount, Havertz, Lukaku
Subs: Kepa, Thiago Silva, Kovacic, Werner, Loftus-Cheek, Chalobah, Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell, Ziyech
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Liverpool vs Chelsea prediction
Both sides have been flawless so far, picking up six points without really hitting top gear. A draw would do little damage to either side’s early momentum and it would be no surprise to see this one end all-square.
Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Liverpool wins: 23
Chelsea wins: 21
Betting odds and tips
Liverpool to win: 13/8
Chelsea to win: 2/1
Odds via Betfair (subject to change). Click here to find out more.