By Bariyo Brian Tumuramye
Welcome to the TheSpy Uganda‘s live coverage of the English Premier League champions’ first big test of the season at Stamford Bridge.
A few eyebrow-raising defensive mishaps almost saw the Reds (Liverpool) slip up at home to Leeds last time out, while Chelsea – fresh from spending north of £200m – looked suspect at Brighton.
Victory today for either team will be a huge statement in the title race as we all wait to see the end of the match.
Liverpool latest team news that has an impact towards today’s match.
Liverpool managed to register the paperwork in time for new signing Thiago Alcantara to be available for today’s trip to Chelsea.
Although the £20million deal for the Bayern Munich midfielder was not announced until late on Friday afternoon the formalities had already been completed in advance for the Spain international to join the squad if manager Jurgen Klopp requires.
Thiago would most likely start on the bench if selected but fellow midfielder Fabinho could start at the expense of Naby Keita.
Liverpool the ‘Reds’ provisional squad:Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Salah, Firmino, Mane, Adrian, Williams, Matip, Thiago, Milner, Keita, Jones, Origi, Minamino.
Chelsea latest team news that has an impact towards today’s match.
Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva will all miss out for Chelsea.
The new recruits must wait for their league debuts for the Blues, with Ziyech still nursing a knee complaint, Chilwell a heel issue and Silva searching for match fitness.
Christian Pulisic is still to shake off a hamstring problem, but striker Timo Werner is fit, having eased past a dead leg picked up at Brighton on Monday.
Chelsea the ‘Blues’ Provisional squad aiming to oust the Premier league champions (Liverpool): Kepa, James, Christensen, Zouma, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Havertz, Mount, Loftus-Cheek, Werner, Caballero, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Giroud.
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