After an ego bruising defeat to Napoli on Tuesday night, Liverpool have to prepare for the weekend’s Premier League action. The Reds come up against Chelsea this weekend at Stamford Bridge. With both teams having suffered a Champions League loss midweek, there is no better team for Liverpool to play this weekend as they look to banish Naples from their mind.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard cut a frustrated figure midweek. (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

An impotent Chelsea side succumbed to a 1-0 home defeat against Valencia on Tuesday. The Blues lost influential midfielder Mason Mount early on and their free scoring striker Tammy Abraham failed to find the net. The Blues failed to ever get going in midfield and ultimately were made to pay for their inaction as Rodrigo headed home in the 74th minute.

Frank Lampard’s side are Liverpool’s perfect opposition for the weekend. They are an old rival, a nemesis in fact – there is always a lot of pride at stake when the Reds face the Stamford Bridge side. The added sentimental weight of the fixture will galvanise the Liverpool squad as they look to ensure they put a smile back on the fans’ faces. With Chelsea currently under a transfer embargo, they weren’t able to make any signings over the summer. This is without doubt the weakest Blues squad of the Roman Abramovich era, further to that they may be without their key player Mason Mount.

 

A win at Stamford Bridge would put Liverpool back on the right track, with their 100% record and pride on the table, the Reds have every reason to be on their best form this weekend. With the Chelsea XI likely to be one of the weakest lineups Liverpool have faced away at the Bridge in years, there’s never been a better time for us to take trip to the West End.

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