The Blues finished 12th last season and will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing season.
Liverpool, on the other hand, want to forget their disappointing season and get off to a good start. So before the match, I will present this report on the key battles where the two teams can gain an advantage.
1. Mohamed Salah vs Ben Chilwell
Despite Liverpool’s problems last season, Salah put in a good performance, scoring 19 goals and assisting 12 more.
The Egyptian star will once again lead Liverpool’s attack and will look to continue his impressive record against big clubs.
Salah will be up against Ben Chilwell who is expected to start at left-back and will need to be at his best to contain the prolific winger.
2. Nicolas Jackson vs Virgil van Dijk
Chelsea have high hopes from star striker Nicolas Jackson who has shown good form in the pre-season games for the new season.
Jackson will lead the Blues’ attack in the match and will test Liverpool captain Virgil Van Dijk who will want to return to his familiar dominant self. It will be a good test for the Dutch defender.
3. Enzo Fernandez vs Alexis Mac Allister
The midfield battle is where the game may be decided, so the midfields of both teams will be closely watched.
New Liverpool signing Enzo Fernandez will be up against Chelsea midfielders Enzo Fernandes and Alexis Mac Allister, two Argentinian stars who have played alongside each other for their national team.
Which set of stars is able to control the game may help their team pocket the 3 points.
This should give fans an idea of some of the key battles to watch out for as Chelsea and Liverpool face off in their opening match of the new Premier League season. An exciting clash is on the cards.