Chelsea vs Liverpool: Premier League Match Preview

Chelsea became the first team to stop Liverpool winning this season

Chelsea became the first team to stop Liverpool winning this season

Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English League Cup third round football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on September 26, 2018.

Chelsea will be in confident mood following their Carabao Cup win when they take on Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening. I'm now in a period that I score a lot of goals, and hopefully I keep on scoring.

"He didn't train with the team so far but I can't say anything more about that", said the German manager.

Terry said: "A couple of people recently are coming out and saying he's not kind of the finished article but believe me he really is and he is up there with Messi and Ronaldo without a shadow of a doubt".

But Sarri insists Hazard isn't there yet because he can still add another layer to his game by training with even more desire and drive.

Liverpool are among the favourites to win the league after their impressive summer transfer window.

"At the minute, he is the best player in the world, I believe". Sarri has consistently played down his team's chances of lifting the Premier League trophy this season, but he is far more confident that Jurgen Klopp's men possess the requisite quality.

Hazard will start for Chelsea having come off the bench earlier this week, but Klopp feels that his backline can nullify the threat offered by the Belgium worldwide.

Table-topping Liverpool have won all six of their league games, while unbeaten Chelsea are two points behind. Despite two injured players, Sarri will be anxious about just one spot in the heart of the defense with David Luiz being his other first-choice centre-back. It is also being contested at Stamford Bridge, which should give them confidence.

"You're not surprised when you see him do it in a game like that". Despite taking the lead, the Reds were at the wrong end of a dodgy referring decision and a sublime Eden Hazard goal that condemned them to their first defeat of the season.

"This is good preparation for Saturday but we have to defend better", said Klopp.

As a substitute, Giroud has scored 19 goals - the second most in Premier League history. He's been showing it for the last five or six years and he is establishing himself in the top three players in the world.

Both sides made eight changes with one eye on the Premier League clash on Saturday.

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