Kante returns as Liverpool, Chelsea seek redemption at Anfield. An important Premier League weekend is underway, and Liverpool and Chelsea are seeking to capitalize on one another’s problems.
The two heavyweights, who are now ranked ninth and tenth on the rankings, may provide a crushing blow to any hopes that their rivals may have had of making a late push for a berth in Europe.
Graham Potter’s team at least returned to winning ways against Crystal Palace last time out, but they are aware that Anfield will be a far tougher challenge regardless of Liverpool’s current form.
In the meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp witnessed his team defeat Wolves in the FA Cup during the middle of the week, which provides at least some confidence following such a terrible showing away at Brighton.
Here is all the information you require about the game.
For the victory over the Wolves, Klopp made a number of substitutions, and several of his star players are anticipated to return. All of Mohamed Salah, Andy Robertson, and Fabinho are expected to return, and Alisson should start in goal.
However, the Liverpool manager has stated that he wants his players to fight, so perhaps it portends some unexpected calls.
Mykhailo Mudryk might make his Chelsea debut in some manner, but it would be too soon for players like Reece James and Ben Chilwell, even if they have resumed training. Denis Zakaria is the most recent member of the Blues to sustain an injury; he won’t be available for about four weeks.
At the moment, it’s difficult to judge Liverpool, while Chelsea’s alternatives have been completely destroyed by injuries.
With neither at their peak, a draw looks like a possible result.
Kante comes back
N’Golo Kante makes his Chelsea debut before the match against Liverpool following a four-month injury absence.
N’Golo Kante, a midfielder for Chelsea, has been seen participating in practice for the first time since missing the World Cup in October after sustaining a significant hamstring injury.
On Saturday at noon, Graham Potter’s team travels to Anfield to take on Liverpool, both of whom have had a dismal season in the Premier League.
Since joining Chelsea from Leicester in 2016, Kante has played an important role in the club, helping the Blues win the Premier League and the Champions League.