Both teams made a number of changes for the cup clash and Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to now recapture the sparkle which had seen Liverpool rattle off six straight Premier League wins and beat PSG in Europe.

Chelsea dropped their first points of the season when held to a 0-0 draw at West Ham last weekend, but have been banging in the goals on home turf.

Maurizio Sarri’s side have netted nine times in wins over Arsenal, Bournemouth and Cardiff at this venue.

Eden Hazard hit a hat-trick in the last game here against the Bluebirds and his wonder-strike settled the 2-1 midweek triumph at Anfield.

This extends Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the season in all competitions, with that stretching to eight games now, seven of which have ended in victory. Their goalless draw at West Ham last weekend was a poor result, but they will be hoping to inflict some damage in the Premier League title race today.

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