Liverpool too reliant on stars as Chelsea's depth proves the difference

Although Liverpool have also made a flying start this term, winning all of their previous seven games, one of their four chances of claiming silverware at the end of the campaign has been ended at the first hurdle. Before the Belgian could even touch the ball, Liverpool were ahead through Daniel Sturridge's acrobatic goal.

Chelsea, in third place, sit two points behind the Reds, who have won all six of their league matches so far this season.

The Blues boss will play the best line up he has available to him, after rotating in the cup win at Anfield.

"I don't think it will have a big impact, to be honest", said Zola.

Asked about Simpson and King, Puel said: "I have discussed with them the difficulty they have to find game time with us". But their task will be much hard on Saturday when they face unbeaten Liverpool in the Premier League.

Jorginho, who worked with Sarri at Napoli for three years, had been linked with a move to City in the summer - with the midfielder's agent later admitting a deal between his client and the Premier League champions had been agreed. We won the last FA Cup past year so we knew the Premier League is going to be hard.

Sarri replaced his compatriot Antonio Conte before the start of the season and Hazard said his attempts to change Chelsea's counter-attacking style to a more possession-based model had been beneficial to his game.

"The Italian coach was at pains to stress that he is not questioning Hazard's level of commitment to training, but added: "[I want] more continuity. "I believe that. I want to let my feet do the talking for my club and, if that happens, I believe I will be back on the worldwide scene sooner rather than later", submitted Barkley, who suffered various degree of injury, since June 2017. Why do you use it if you don't want to make the decision then? He's been showing it for the last five or six years and he is establishing himself in the top three players in the world.

Attack: Mohamed Salah was named on the bench on Wednesday and only made a second half appearance so the Egyptian worldwide is expected to be recalled to the starting eleven at Stamford Bridge.

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