Timo Werner and Kai Havertz both made their debuts for the Blues in their opening 3-1 victory against Brighton last weekend, but the fixture comes too early for Thiago Silva and Hakim Ziyech. 

Liverpool, too, have lurched into the transfer market, signing both Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota this week. Jurgen Klopp’s side kicked off their defence with a thrilling 4-3 victory against Leeds. Follow all the action live below:


45 min

Christensen could be in trouble. Mane races onto a ball in behind and the Chelsea defender drags him down, with Kepa way off his line again. Mane looked to be getting to it first, but the referee only brandishes a yellow card. VAR will be checked.

Callum Rice-Coates20 September 2020 17:16


44 min

Alonso has half a chance for Chelsea, meeting a cross with a header at the back post but only managing to loop it up in the air and into the arms of Alisson.

Callum Rice-Coates20 September 2020 17:15


41 min

Havertz swings an inviting ball into the box from the set piece but no one in a blue shirt feels inclined to attack it.

Callum Rice-Coates20 September 2020 17:11


40 min

Henderson clips Werner and Chelsea have a free kick on the left, just outside Liverpool’s box.

Callum Rice-Coates20 September 2020 17:11


37 min

Werner is spared some embarrassment as Havertz breaks in behind the Liverpool defence and squares the ball across. It’s a simple chance for Werner, but he drags it well wide from close range. Fortunately for him, the flag goes up belatedly.

Callum Rice-Coates20 September 2020 17:09


36 min

Half a chance for Robertson as Henderson plays a lovely sweeping pass towards the back post and the full-back meets it on the volley. He doesn’t connect well, hitting it into the ground and way off target.

Callum Rice-Coates20 September 2020 17:07


35 min

Zouma gets a strong head to a Liverpool corner, but Chelsea aren’t alert when the ball comes back towards the box. Salah is picked out on the left and drills the ball threateningly across the face of goal, beyond everyone.

Callum Rice-Coates20 September 2020 17:06


33 min

Close! Werner collects the ball in some space and hits a low shot just wide of the far post. That’s the nearest either side have come to opening the scoring.

Callum Rice-Coates20 September 2020 17:04


32 min

A more promising spell of Chelsea possession ends with a James cross which is hacked away by Robertson. The home side will need more of this if they’re to avoid succumbing to Liverpool’s control of the game.

Callum Rice-Coates20 September 2020 17:03


28 min

Liverpool are dominating the ball, dominating the territory, but not yet doing a great deal to trouble Kepa. It’s cagey at the moment, even if the visitors’ superiority is clear.

Callum Rice-Coates20 September 2020 16:59