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Sports News of Sunday, 22 September 2019


LIVE UPDATES: Chelsea vs Liverpool - Premier League

The Blues host Liverpool at the Stamford Bridge The Blues host Liverpool at the Stamford Bridge

Following defeats in Europe in midweek, Liverpool and Chelsea both return to Premier League action as the Reds travel to Stamford Bridge looking to preserve their five-point lead at the top of the table.

Jurgen Klopp's side suffered their first loss since the Community Shield with a reverse at the hands of Napoli in the Champions League, while Frank Lampard saw his team rumbled by Valencia in the same competition.

Both sides will hope to bounce back to winning ways this weekend, in their first meeting since Liverpool beat Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup on penalties in August, with the visitors all too aware that any slip-up could prove costly in their quest to dethrone title holders Manchester City this season.

With their continued hold at the summit of the Premier League guaranteed regardless of results elsewhere, Liverpool will still want to keep comfortable daylight between them and their challengers when they face Chelsea today.

Jurgen Klopp's Reds, pipped to the title last season by a solitary point, head up champions Manchester City by five heading into the latest round of fixtures as they seek a maiden top-flight crown in the modern era.

A midweek blip with defeat against Napoli in the Champions League will have potentially ruffled their composure - leaving the door open for Frank Lampard's Blues, still arguably finding their feet under their new manager, to pounce, particularly after Liverpool beat them in the UEFA Super Cup on penalties earlier this year.

Klopp has been quick to talk up the rise of Chelsea's youth this season, with the club's transfer ban forcing their boss to blood their young talent, with the German adding that he feels they have several players worth £60 million ($75m) among their side.

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