CHELSEA visit Anfield on Saturday hoping to record consecutive league victories for the first time since October.

But they face a tall order – even against an out of form Liverpool side.

Thiago Silva is the only Chelsea player to make the combined defence

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Thiago Silva is the only Chelsea player to make the combined defenceCredit: Getty
Cody Gakpo is still searching for his first Liverpool goal

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Cody Gakpo is still searching for his first Liverpool goalCredit: Getty

The Reds have lost their last two league games and were outplayed by Brighton last weekend, but they did beat Wolves in the FA Cup on Tuesday.

And they still possess some of the best players in the league, despite the injury to Virgil van Dijk.

Chelsea have also been hit by an injury crisis with Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Wesley Fofana and N’Golo Kante all long-term absentees.

Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic have also picked up injuries in recent weeks, while Dennis Zakaria limped out of the recent clash at Fulham and will be out for a month.

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January signing Joao Felix serves the second of his three-match ban and that means Liverpool dominate SunSport’s combined line-up of available players.

Alisson gets the nod in goal ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga, with Edouard Mendy also recovering from injury.

Three Liverpool players make up the defence with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson featuring at full-back.

Thiago Silva is the only Blue in the backline alongside Ibrahima Konate, and Mateo Kovacic is the only Chelsea midfielder to make the cut.

Liverpool players dominate the combined XI with Chelsea hit by injuries
Liverpool players dominate the combined XI with Chelsea hit by injuries

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In fact, the rest of the combined eleven is dominated by Liverpool which includes a front three of Mo Salah, Darwin Nunez and new signing Cody Gakpo.

Thiago and Fabinho make up the midfield despite their patchy form this season.



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