Strongest Chelsea lineup to face Liverpool at Stamford Bridge
Jose Mourinho’s side take on Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on a chilly Sunday night in an aim of finish the year on a high and preserve their home record under the Portuguese Boss. Mourinho has wished for some injury to grip Suarez so that the Uruguayan might not be able to face the Blues, a certain mind game which is perhaps expected of the Special One. Chelsea haven’t quite hit their strides in the current campaign so far, yet they sit third on the table, just a couple of points behind league leaders Arsenal as my time of writing.
Mourinho will be up against his favourite pupil in Brendan Rodgers, the latter who was the Chelsea reserve team coach when the Portuguese was sacked in his first spell in London. Can Chelsea keep up their record of matching their title aspirations and hand Liverpool their second consecutive defeats in as many games? We here at Soccersouls provide you Chelsea’s best possible line up to face the Reds from Merseyside.
Goalkeeping and Defence
Peter Cech remains calm and composed under the Chelsea goal but will need to be wary of Liverpool’s attacking prowess who can cut aside any defence in the Premier League. Irrespective of that though, Mourinho will expect his boys to keep up their defensive discipline against the Reds and get a clean sheet if possible.
The central defensive partnership of David Luiz and John Terry/Gary Cahill will make it very hard for Liverpool to break through. The home side have to take good care of Suarez in particular and Coutinho as well to enhance their chances of winning and establishing their lead ahead of their fierce rivals at the top of the table. Expect Branislav Ivanovic to play in the right back slot with Cesar Azpilicueta in left back.