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Chelsea face Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in desperate need of claiming the three points to keep any chance of qualifying for next season’s Champions League alive.

Antonio Conte’s men head into the game with the Reds in good form, winning the last three league games along with booking a place in the FA Cup final.

Liverpool perhaps come into the match with even higher morale than Chelsea after earning a spot in the Champions League final for the first time since 2007, despite losing 4-2 on Wednesday night away to Roma.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are also on the verge of being in Europe’s elite competition even if they don’t win the final, sitting in third place in the Premier League, six points ahead of fifth-placed Chelsea although the Blues do have a game in hand over our upcoming opponents.

There’s been no injury updates from the Chelsea camp as David Luiz, Danny Drinkwater and Ethan Ampadu are likely not to recover before the end of the season.

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David Luiz who scored a fantastic free-kick against Liverpool last season, will be out for Sunday.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have some notable players unavailable for selection with the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Emre Can and Joel Matip out. Physio Room report that Adam Lallana is a slight doubt for the clash at SW6, with a hamstring problem.

Even though a victory for Chelsea would be so vital, the team still have plenty to do to achieve what would be a miracle in finishing in the top four given our situation in the table.

Hopefully, Conte has something up his sleeve to defeat the high-flying Liverpool and this is how we believe the Italian will field his squad:

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