Here’s Who Makes It To Our Combined XI Featuring Chelsea And Liverpool Stars
Liverpool will host Chelsea in an intense Premier League encounter on Saturday with both clubs hungry to secure 3 points in an attempt to keep their title hopes alive. Chelsea, on the other hand, have the league trophy to defend. After making a poor and inconsistent start, the Blues have been quite good of late and they even defeated Manchester United recently.
Liverpool also endured a similar fate. They started on a strong note with the likes of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino establishing themselves as one of the best attack forces in the league this time. However, their defence has been shambolic and most of their misfortunes have been due to that. Even their 3-3 draw last night against Sevilla was an indication of that very fact. They will look to improve against Chelsea.
Liverpool And Chelsea Combined XI
Thibaut Courtois (GK)
Courtois was not at his best initially but he is gradually getting there. Moreover, Chelsea have conceded lesser goals than Liverpool and Courtois continues to be the main reason behind their solidity at the back.
Joe Gomez (RB)
The youngster seems to have established himself as a strong contender for Liverpool at the back. His performances have been nothing short of impressive and he is likely to start against Chelsea.
Cesar Azpilicueta (CB)
Azpilicueta has been responsible for a lot of Chelsea’s strength at the back. Even when the likes of Cahill and Rudiger were faltering, Azpilicueta put up a brave show.
Andreas Christensen (CB)
Christensen has become a mainstay for Conte at the back as David Luiz continues to be unceremoniously sidelined. Considering his strong displays, he finds his place in this star-studded combined XI.
Alberto Moreno (LB)
Barring the problems at centre-back, Moreno has proved to be a solid option for Liverpool at left-back. Adept at tackling, the player can put up a tough fight to restrict even the strongest of opponents.
Jordan Henderson (DM)
Even as chaos ensued Liverpool against Sevilla, Henderson was a calm figure who made an impact on the game with his experience. He is vital for the Reds.
Philippe Coutinho (CM)
Coutinho’s impact continues to increase for Liverpool. He was a treat to watch against Sevilla as he went about astounding everybody with his creativity and pace. A certain inclusion in this combined XI.
N’Golo Kante (CM)
Kante continues to be a formidable presence for Chelsea at the heart of their midfield. The way he dominates and controls the play is unmatched, making it imperative for Conte to hand him a start.
Eden Hazard (LW)
Hazard started off weakly but his performances are only going from strength-to-strength of late. His trickery and vision up front are commendable and he will be necessary for Chelsea against the Reds.
Mohamed Salah (RW)
Arguably Liverpool’s best player this season, Salah’s influence on the right-hand side has simply been tremendous. The player is vital in providing pace and incisiveness to orchestrate attacks and will be a key figure in this high-profile game.
Alvaro Morata (CF)
Morata is scoring goals week in and week out and has established himself as the Blues’ first choice up front, which should see him start against Liverpool as well.