The Blues head to Anfield as the only undefeated side remaining in English football’s top tier and are widely being backed to at least maintain that record against Brendan Rodgers’ stuttering Merseysiders.
Chelsea are already 12 points ahead of the Reds, with a 15 point – which victory would guarantee – advantage likely to be too great, even with the season less than a third of the way through.
To add further spice to the clash, it was the Londoners who dealt Liverpool’s title hopes the killer blow last season with a stunning smash-and-grab 2-0 win.
Steven Gerrard’s infamous slip and a late Willian goal handed Manchester City the momentum, preventing Anfield from witnessing a first ever Premier League triumph.
“I expect a game where Liverpool know that, if they lose, they are 15 points behind.” He is quoted by The Mirror.
“If they are 15 points behind in November, obviously it’s not over but it’s difficult.
“If they win, nine points behind is different to 15. It’s a very good motivation for them. So I expect them to try and win.
“But our intention is to win. Our intention is, when we have the ball, to score goals.”