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It's a sign of the times that this fixture, once dominated by the likes of Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres, now sees both teams field starting lineups with no classic strikers.
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Chelsea: Kepa, Chalobah, Silva, Badiashile, Cucurella, Gallagher, Jorginho, Ziyech, Mount, Hall, Havertz. Subs: Aubameyang, Loftus-Cheek, Bettinelli, Mudryk, Koulibaly, Fofana, Azpilicueta, Chukwuemeka, Humphreys
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Liverpool: Alisson, Milner, Konate, Gomez, Robertson, Keita, Bajcetic, Thiago, Elliott, Gakpo, Salah. Subs: Fabinho, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Tsimikas, Darwin, Matip, Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold
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Hello and welcome to this clash of wounded Premier League giants as Liverpool host Chelsea at Anfield.
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Referee Michael Oliver, one of the most esteemed in England, blows his whistle and the Blues kick off at Anfield. It's a mid-table clash for the time being, but there is never any love lost between these fierce rivals.
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Robertson catches Gallagher early on and is perhaps fortunate to escape without a yellow card at least.
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GOAL DISALLOWED!: From an early corner, Gallagher picks out Badiashile, who flicks on to Thiago Silva, who smacks the upright. On the rebound, Havertz taps in! However, after a VAR check, the goal is ruled out for offside!
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Salah is played in behind by Bajcetic on Liverpool's right and cuts back for Gakpo, who fires over the target.
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Ziyech's cross from Chelsea's right almost finds Havertz at the far post, but just curls away from the German international, who is playing as a de facto striker today.
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Silva goes long, looking for Havertz, who looks to hit it first time, but miscues. Thiago Silva looks incredulous at that effort. It was a superb pass from the veteran Brazil centre-back, who has been one of the standout players for Chelsea over the last three seasons.
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Liverpool enjoy a spell in possession, but when the cross comes in from their right, it's headed clear by Gallagher and then Mount wins a foul off Bajcetic.
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Gakpo goes for goal from outside the box after Hall gives away possession in a dangerous area, but it's a wayward effort once again, well over the target.
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Chelsea have had the better of the game so far. Gallagher has a chance on the edge of the box on the volley and it's hit well, but straight at Alisson, who makes the save.
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Salah catches Cucurella, with the Chelsea defender requiring medical attention, but he is ok to continue for the time being at least.
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CHANCE! Badiashile pops up at the far post from a Chelsea free-kick and almost wrong-foots Alisson, but the goalkeeper just manages to palm his header out of trouble. The new Chelsea centre-back is causing serious problems from set pieces.
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Another Chelsea set piece isn't properly dealt with as Ziyech finds Havertz, but he doesn't get a clean head on it, with the ball coming off his shoulder and going out of play.
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Bajcetic goes in hard on hall and picks up a yellow card for that challenge.
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Liverpool enjoy a spell in possession and it finally leads to a shot from Thiago Alcantara right outside the box, but Kepa is able to make a fairly comfortable save.
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Liverpool enjoy a decent spell in possession again and Salah looks to play Robertson through, but a deflection takes the ball beyond the Liverpool left-back and into Kepa's arms.
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Elliott's cross from the left nearly picks out Gakpo, but Thiago Silva nods behind for a corner. From the ensuing set piece, Jorginho wins a free-kick off Gomez — a harsh one, it must be said.
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HALF-TIME: LIVERPOOL 0-0 CHELSEA. The teams head into half-time level. Chelsea will be disappointed not to be ahead despite numerous opportunities from set pieces in particular and a disallowed goal.
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We head into four minutes of stoppage time as Salah looks to curl one into the top corner after getting on the end of Keita's long ball, but he skies his effort and misses the target by some distance.
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Off we go for the start of the second half!
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Chance for Liverpool from a free-kick as a bit of ping-pong in the area leads to a headed chance for Gakpo, but his effort is steered over!
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Hall makes way for Chelsea and is replaced by debutant Mudryk, who they snatched when Arsenal looked certain to sign him.
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An incomplete clearance by Gomez off a Chelsea cross leads to an opportunity for Gallagher, but his shot is blocked.
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Ziyech goes on a marauding run, but then fires over the target. He's annoyed with himself for that.
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Keita makes way for Liverpool and is replaced by Darwin Nunez in an attacking substitution.
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Mudryk receives the ball from Cucurella and plays it to Gallagher before getting it back, beating a couple of Liverpool players and going for goal, firing into the side-netting.
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Milner is in the book now, picking up a yellow card.
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Another chance for Gakpo after Darwin Nunez cuts back, but Kepa makes the save.
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Alexander-Arnold is on for Liverpool now in place of Milner, who was on a yellow card.
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Nunez has a go from the left side after profiting off a ball deflected off Cucurella. However, his shot is saved!
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Chalobah picks up a yellow card.
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Aubameyang, Azpilicueta and Chukwuemeka are on for Chelsea with Havertz, Chalobah and Mount off.
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Changes for Liverpool too as Henderson, Jones and Fabinho replace Gakpo, Elliott and Bajcetic.
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Nunez crosses and it's cleared only as far as Alexander-Arnold, who fires over the target!
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Both teams are still pushing for a winner at the end of this scrappy encounter at Anfield.
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Jones picks up a yellow card following a late coming together.
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We're into five minutes of stoppage time. Chukwuemeka has a chance but takes too long to shoot and allows Robertson to scramble clear!
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FULL-TIME: LIVERPOOL 0-0 CHELSEA. A poor game given what we've come to expect from these two sides. Neither will be quite satisfied, but both claim a point at Anfield.
Liverpool
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Chelsea
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Squad
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Becker Alisson
Gomez Joseph
Konate Ibra...
Alcantara T...
Milner James
Keita Naby
Salah Mohamed
Gakpo Cody
Elliott Harvey
Robertson A...
Bajcetic St...
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Arrizabalag...
Badiashile ...
Jorginho
Silva Thiago
Chalobah Tr...
Mount Mason
Ziyech Hakim
Gallagher C...
Havertz Kai
Cucurella Marc
Hall Lewis
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Reserves
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Matip Joel
Oxlade-Cham...
Fabinho
Henderson J...
Tsimikas Ko...
Alexander-A...
Kelleher Ca...
Jones Curtis
Nunez Darwin
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Aubameyang ...
Koulibaly K...
Azpilicueta...
Loftus-Chee...
Bettinelli ...
Chukwuemeka...
Datro Fofan...
Mudryk Mykh...
B. Humphreys