Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte has plenty to choose from in midfield at Chelsea - does he really need Everton's Ross Barkley?

Chelsea visit Liverpool on Saturday afternoon in what could prove to be an early six-pointer in the race for Champions League qualification.

Antonio Conte will undoubtedly be reluctant to surrender his Premier League crown so early on in the season, but it will be very difficult to catch Manchester City if they carry on playing in the manner they have in recent weeks.

Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte must now accept that the Premier League title will be difficult to retain.

For Chelsea, it may be worth adjusting our expectations. If we fall short in the title-race, let’s make sure we finish inside the top three and win a domestic, or European, trophy.

Liverpool are in fifth place in the table and will likely prove to be one of our major competitors for automatic Champions League qualification.

After four Premier League victories on the bounce, we ought to take the game to Liverpool at Anfield and expose their flimsy back-line.

We don’t expect Conte to sit back, and will likely see Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard spearhead the attack once again.

Here’s our predicted starting eleven for Saturday’s game:

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Chelsea+Alan
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I think he will go more defence minded and play Drinkwater instead of Fabregas. He will want to counter a dangerous Liverpool attack particularly in the first half to take the sting out of their early undoubted onslaught in front of their home fans. The last thing Chelsea needs is… Read more »
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sorry CAHIL is not the type of defender who can keep an eyes on SALAH… I think @RODIGER is best for SALAH. Conte please cahil is my fear in this weekend’s game