Liverpool travel to Stanford Bridge on Saturday with revenge on their minds as they face Chelsea for the second time in four days. A late Hazard goal meant Chelsea came back from behind to knock Liverpool out of the League Cup and the men in Red will be rearing to go and get one back on the Blues. The game promises to be nothing short of exciting. Let’s take a look at the combined eleven of the two teams.

Goalkeeper – Alisson Becker

Alisson has not had much to do for Liverpool but has turned up when he was needed to. He has looked really solid for the Reds and very confident on the ball with top class distribution. Kepa is not far away, but Alisson’s experience of playing big games and his distribution puts him ahead in the pecking order. 

Centre Back – Virgil Van Dijk

The Netherland’s captain has undoubtedly been one of the best center-backs in the Premier League and has been a leader for Liverpool on the pitch. He picks himself in any team in the Premier League and most often than not, in the World. 

Centre Back – Azpilicueta 

He has been playing on the right flank of the Chelsea defense so far but is too good a player to be left out of this squad. He is ever dependable and consistent and has played center back on numerous occasions for the Blues. 

Right Back – Marcus Alonso

Alonso has been one of the best wing backs for two seasons in the Premier League and is involved in almost every goal that Chelsea have scored so far. He looks really strong going forward but not as much but he has certainly worked on his defense this season and it is showing. He plays on the right to make space for Andy Robertson on the Left. 

Left Back – Andy Robertson

Andy has been a revelation for Liverpool since he first started for the Reds. He has been phenomenal and has the right mix of attack and defence which is rare nowadays. He plays a vital role in the attack and in the defence and this makes him one of the most important players on this Liverpool team. 

Left Mid – Jorginho

Jorginho has been the main man in the middle as everyone expected when Sarri took over the blues. He has the most number of passes in the league so far and has had a telling impact on the former Champions. Last premier league game he recorded the most number of passes in a single game ever and as things stand, it looks like he will be the man pulling the strings in any combined eleven in the league. 

Right Mid – Kante

Kante has not been as affective as his usual best in the forward midfield role this season, but he yet has had a major impact on the team and will continue to do so for any team he plays. He is arguably one of the best defensive midfielders in the Word and having him in the team is like an insurance policy to the defenders. 

Central Attacking Mid – Eden Hazard

Hazard has been in inspirational for this season and his goal against Liverpool in the League Cup is a testament to that. He has been the best player in the league so far and coming Saturday, he will look to take this Chelsea team across the line against a strong Liverpool side in their toughest challenge in the Premier League as yet. 

Left Wing – Sadio Mane 

Mane has been in terrific touch this season and has delivered when it matters the most for the Reds. He has netted goals and created assists and chances and left defenders dead with his pace and trickery. He is slowly developing into a very classy player and coming Saturday, he will have another chance to show what he’s got. 

Right Wing – Mo Salah

Salah has not looked as good as he did towards the back end of last season but the number of goals he has scored is similar to those of last season. Even when not at his best, the Egyptian King has a major impact for the Reds down the Right wing and will play a major role on Saturday. 

Centre Forward – Roberto Firmino

Firmino has been the main man for Liverpool for some time now and he only seems to be getting better by the day. He tracks back to defend and starts the attacks for the Reds and is the perfect example of a false number nine. He makes the much talked about front three tick and is the link that binds Salah and Mane along with himself to provide the attacking potent they do. 

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