Chelsea starting XI to face Liverpool at Stamford Bridge

Frank Lampard will put his faith in summer signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz when Chelsea play host to Liverpool on Sunday.

Chelsea have started the season well, beating Graham Potter’s Brighton and Hove Albion outfit 3-1, with Jorginho, Kurt Zouma and Reece James finding the back of the night.

Werner won the penalty that Jorginho dispatched but otherwise failed to score but it would be fitting if he scored against Liverpool, his first choice summer destination before he opted for Chelsea.

Werner will lead the line for Chelsea this season after his move from RB Leipzig. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB.

Liverpool fans were excited about the prospect of Werner joining the club but when the Reds told the German he would need to wait a few weeks while the Anfield outfit sought clarity over their financial position, the 24-year-old decided to join Chelsea.

Finding the back of the net against the Premier League champions would be an interesting subplot while Havertz while also be keen to open his Chelsea account after his big-money move from Bayer Leverkusen.

After Lampard’s outburst on the Anfield touchline last season, it will be fascinating to see if there is any animosity between the two managers this time around.

The two Premier League managers clashed during Liverpool’s 5-3 win over Chelsea last season. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY SKY SPORTS.

The previous fixture ended 5-3 in the Champions’ favour and when Lampard felt that the home side wasn’t being respectful to Chelsea, he voiced his discontent which resulted in an unexpected touchline row between the Blues manager and Klopp.

It’s unlikely that there will be any animosity between the two managers or their players and it was really just a case of competitiveness heightening tensions.

Chelsea starting XI: Kepa; Alonso, Zouma, Christensen, James; Kante, Jordinho, Mount, Loftus-Cheek; Havertz, Werner.

Subs: Rudiger, Barkley, Abraham, Giroud, Caballero, Azpilicueta, Hudson-Odoi.

Michael Mongiehttps://www.chelseacentral.co.uk
Football Central Media Group Founder, Owner and Editor.
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