CHELSEA visit Anfield on Saturday and are hoping to record straight league wins for the first time since October.
But they face a tough challenge – even against an out-of-form Liverpool side.
The Reds have lost their last two league games and were outplayed by Brighton last weekend but beat Wolves in the FA Cup on Tuesday.
And they still have some of the best players in the league, despite Virgil van Dijk’s injury.
Chelsea have also been hit by an injury crisis, with Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Wesley Fofana and N’Golo Kante all being long-term absent.
Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic have also picked up injuries in recent weeks, while Dennis Zakaria was limping from their recent meeting at Fulham and will be out for a month.
Joao Felix, who was signed in January, is serving the second of his three-game suspension and it means Liverpool dominate SunSport’s combined line-up of available players.
Alison gets the nod in goal ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga, Edouard Mendy is also recovering from his injury.
Three Liverpool players form the defense Trent Alexander Arnold and AndyRobertson with full-back.
Thiago Silva is the only blue in the back line next to it Ibrahima Konatand Mateo Kovacic is the only Chelsea midfielder to have made it.
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In fact, the rest of the combined XI is dominated by Liverpool, which includes a front three from Mo Salah, Darwin Nunez and newcomer Cody Gakpo.
Thiago and Fabinho make up the midfield this season despite their mixed form.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7184343/liverpool-chelsea-potter-salah-gakpo/ Liverpool vs Chelsea Combined XI shows how much Potter and Boehly still have to do to improve the team