Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Chelsea vs. Liverpool Preview
Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Chelsea vs. Liverpool Preview

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MATCH DETAILS

Chelsea vs. Liverpool – Premier League

Sunday, September 22, 2019, 09:00 PM IST

Stamford Bridge, London

MATCH PREVIEW

Chelsea host top-of-the-table Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Liverpool come in after losing their Champions League opener against Napoli on Wednesday, though they continue to play well defensively, allowing six goals in their last eight competitive fixtures.

Meanwhile, Chelsea also lost their opening Champions League match, theirs to Valencia, and Liverpool's defense has been strong, Chelsea matches are averaging 4.4 total goals per game this season, and four of their last five have included both teams scoring.

There is a long injury list for both teams, with Liverpool playing without, Alisson Becker (calf), Divock Origi (Ankle), and Nathaniel Clyne (cruciate ligament), while Naby Keita (hip) is doubtful. For Chelsea, Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Achilles tendon), and Reece James (hamstring) are out, while Mason Mount (ankle), Emerson Palmieri (groin), N'Golo Kante (ankle), Antonio Rudiger (groin), and Marco van Ginkel (knee) are doubtful.

PREDICTED XI

Chelsea: Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK), Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Fikayo Tomori, Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Christian Pulisic, Willian, Tammy Abraham

Liverpool: Adrian (GK), Andrew Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Georginio Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino

COMBINED XI

PLAYERS RECOMMENDATIONS

Defender: Virgil van Dijk (8.5 credits): van Dijk has been a regular starter at center-back, averaging 4.2 clearances and 1.6 interceptions per game in five appearances. Additionally, he earns attacking points as well, scoring on goal while averaging 69.2 passes per match.

Midfielder: Sadio Mane (10.5 credits): Mane is in great form, coming in with four goals and one assist in five Premier League appearances. Additionally, he's averaging 2.0 shots on target and 1.2 key passes per match, and he'll continue to be a key attacking point for the Reds. 

Forward: Tammy Abraham (10 credits): Abraham is in red-hot form for Chelsea, leading the goal-scorer chart with seven in five Premier League appearances. He also comes in with five goals in his last two matches, averaging 2.6 shots on target and 1.2 key passes per game.

Captain: Sadio Mane

Vice-Captain: Mohamed Salah

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Ajay Patil
Ajay Patil writes about fantasy cricket and soccer for RotoWire. He has been active in DFS cricket, NBA and soccer since 2015.
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