Liverpool vs ChelseaEnglish Premier League, KO: 17:30 Aug 28, 2021, Anfield
A HIGH quality clash between two of the English Premier League title favourites should be the highlight of Saturday's card.
This mouthwatering showdown looks evenly matched after both sides followed up opening day, bloodless 3-0 wins with a couple of 2-0 victories.
Liverpool won at Norwich City and beat Burnley, while Chelsea eased past Crystal Palace before winning at the Emirates against a deflated Arsenal.
With both sides tipped to push to challenge Manchester City to the title this season, this should be a Saturday night cracker at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp's team look rejuvenated after last season's car crash of a title defence and the main reason for that appears to be the return of one of the world's best defender in Virgil van Dijk.
However, the Dutchman will have to be on the top of his game to thwart a hungry Romelu Lukaku, who netted for the Blues in the London Derby success.
It's a great opportunity for both sides to put down an early marker in the title race.
How the bookies view it
Recent head to heads
Chelsea won 1-0 at Anfield last season, which was their first victory at the ground on their last six visits. However, Liverpool had previously won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. Here's that win for Chelsea last season courtesy of a goal from Mason Mount.
Players to watch
Mo Salah hit a serious dip in form last season for Liverpool, but that's a charge that could be labelled at plenty of their big guns last term. The good news for Reds fans is that he appears to be back to top form and netted in their win at Norwich. He's 6/4 with 888sport to score on Saturday night.
While all eyes will be on Lukaku, that could open up space for Kai Havertz, who is a big 7/2 with Unibet to score on Merseyside.
Anything else catch the eye?
Liverpool may have kept two clean sheets and are relishing the return of van Dijk, but they gave Burnley plenty of opportunities last week and they are playing a Chelsea side who won't be as wasteful.
The addition of the Belgian striker should really be the missing piece of the jigsaw for Thomas Tuchel as he aims to get the better of his German countryman in the dug-outs.
Liverpool have already won 19 corners in their two league games and bet365's 5/6 on them collecting over 5.5 flag kicks looks a solid shout.
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