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Chelsea face a real test of their title credentials when they travel to Anfield to face an out of form Liverpool side.
Liverpool’s recent results have left them 12 points off the pace set by Chelsea, who themselves have dropped just four points all season.
The pair both suffered disappointing results in Europe, with Liverpool losing away to Real Madrid, whilst Chelsea were held by the Slovenian champions Maribor.
Domestically Liverpool have been poor this season, winning just four of their first 10 league games and they lost at Newcastle last time out.
Ayoze Perez scored the game’s only goal, seizing upon a defensive error from Alberto Moreno who failed to clear.
Chelsea themselves were fortunate to edge past Queens Park Rangers, thanks to a late Eden Hazard penalty.
Oscar opened the scoring with a superb effort, before Charlie Austin’s equaliser threatened to take the spoils away from Chelsea.
Last season Chelsea did the double over Liverpool, including a famous 2-0 win at Anfield, which derailed the Reds’s title hopes.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last four league games against Liverpool, since a 4-1 defeat back in 2012.
Brendan Rodgers rested players for the mid-week fixture with Real Madrid and numerous key men are expected to return.
Glen Johnson, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling will return, whilst Mario Balotelli is also likely to do so.
Kolo Toure and Emre Can impressed in the Bernabeu and the latter is likely to keep his place in the Liverpool midfield.
Ramires has featured in the majority of Chelsea’s fixtures with the bigger sides this season and the Brazilian could do so again.
Willian is the favourite to miss out, meaning Cesc Fabregas will be given more licence to get further forward.
Diego Costa is fully fit to feature, whilst Thiabut Courtois will return in goal after Petr Cech started in Europe.
Liverpool: Mignolet; Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno; Henderson, Gerrard, Can, Coutinho; Sterling, Balotelli
Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas, Ramires; Oscar, Hazard; Costa