Liverpool vs Chelsea predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture tonight

The penultimate match of the Premier League season for both these teams sees Chelsea travel to Liverpool.

Although the hosts have already won the title, they do have something to play for on the day as they’ll want a win ahead of lifting the trophy itself, with the ceremony taking place at full-time.

Chelsea simply need to keep clocking up the points to be successful in their bid to secure Champions League football.

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They lead the way ahead of Leicester and Manchester United, but there’s little margin for error and a win here would guarantee them a top-four finish.

Here’s all you need to know about the game.

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When is the game?

The match kicks off at 8:15pm on Wednesday, 22 July at Anfield.

How can I watch the game online and on TV?

The game will be available to watch live on Sky One, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Ultra HD and Pick.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

Team news

Liverpool are without captain Jordan Henderson and centre-back Joel Matip. James Milner should recover from a knock, as should Dejan Lovren. Xherdan Shaqiri returned to play a late cameo role in the last game.

Chelsea may rotate after their FA Cup semi-final win at the weekend saw them revert to 3-4-3. Fikayo Tomori and Billy Gilmour are injured, while N’Golo Kante is a doubt.

Predicted line-ups

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Keita, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Chelsea: Kepta; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Willian, Giroud, Pulisic.

Prediction

Much depends on the two teams’ mentalities and ability to avoid errors, as the Reds will want a party after a victory but Chelsea have more to play for on the day.

Liverpool 2-1 Chelsea

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