Chelsea take on Liverpool in the 2016/17 Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on 16 September, Friday.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 8pm BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Radio commentary of the game is available on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Overview

Chelsea come into this fixture after settling for a 2-2 draw against Swansea City in their last fixture at the Liberty Stadium. Diego Costa's 18th minute goal was cancelled by Gylfi Sigurdsson's penalty.

The Welsh club took a lead three minutes later after Leroy Fer put his side ahead. However, the Brazil-born Spain international came to the west London club's rescue once again, netting the eqauliser in the final quarter of the match.

Costa has scored a late winner in Chelsea's first two matches and extended his tally to four goals in four league matches after the Swansea fixture. Antonio Conte will be banking on his striker to be in top form when his side host the Reds on Friday evening.

Liverpool enter this fixture after registering a 4-1 victory over Leicester City at Anfield. The clash against the Foxes was the Merseyside club's first home fixture of this campaign and Jurgen Klopp was delighted to see his side's display against the English champions.

Diego Costa
Diego Costa has scored four goals in four matches Getty Images

A brace from Roberto Firmino and a goal each from Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana saw Liverpool dominate Leicester. Klopp will be hoping his side can replicate the form they showed against Claudio Ranieri's side when they take on Chelsea.

The Blues have not lost a game this season, while Liverpool suffered their first defeat at the hands of Burnley in the second match of the campaign. The Reds already defeated Arsenal at the Emirates, while settling for a draw against Tottenham Hotspur in the away fixture. The visitors will be looking to beat Chelsea and walk away from Stamford Bridge with three points.

What managers say

Jurgen Klopp: "I watched the game [against Swansea City] - whoever was the broadcaster, they showed when they missed the goal. He's involved in the game. That's not the important thing, he's a successful manager. He was the Pep Guardiola of Turin. He created a special style of play. He was very successful there and with the [Italian] national team. Quite impressive, but I don't play against Antonio Conte."

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Chelsea: 5/4
  • Draw: 5/2
  • Liverpool: 2

Team form

Chelsea

  • Last Five (all competitions): D W W W W
  • Last Result: Swansea City 2-2 Chelsea

Liverpool

  • Last Five (all competitions): W D W L W
  • Last Result: Liverpool 4-1 Leicester City

Team News

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp says Antonio Conte is Turin's Pep Guardiola Getty Images

Chelsea

Possible XI: Courtois; Ivanovic, Luiz, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Kante, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Harazd; Costa

Liverpool

Possible XI: Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner; Lallana, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Mane, Coutinho, Firmino