Chelsea and Liverpool will be squaring off for the first time this season, and an epic match is on the cards.The rivalry between these teams was popular in the 2000's, and here is a list of the records and numbers between Chelsea and Liverpool of the past and this season.
HISTORY BETWEEN CHELSEA & LIVERPOOL -
They have faced each other a total of 164 times so far, inclusive of all the competitions. Liverpool have won 70 times, while Chelsea have won it 56 times, and the match has ended in a draw 38 times.
HOW HAVE THE TEAMS FARED IN PREMIER LEAGUE? -
In the 48 Premier League matches, Chelsea have had the better of Liverpool.Chelsea have been on the winning side 19 times, Liverpool have won it 18 times and the match has ended in a draw 11 times.Each of the last five league meetings at Stamford Bridge have seen both teams score.Chelsea's largest defeat in terms of goals (1-5)Liverpool's largest defeat in terms of goals (0-4)
PREMIER LEAGUE (2016/17) SEASON SO FAR -
RECENT FORM - DWWW
They have scored 9 goals so far and have conceded 4 goals. The top scorer is Diego Costa with 4 goals,who is also the joint top-scorer in the Premier League.
Thibaut Courtois has kept 1 clean sheet out of the 4 games.
RECENT FORM - WDLWThey have scored 9 goals so far and have conceded a total of 7 goals.Roberto Firmino is their top scorer with 2 goals,while their GK Simon Mignolet has 1 clean sheet to his name.
STATS - 2016/17
2365 - Liverpool have had the most number of passes in this PL so far. 79 - Chelsea have had the most number of shots so far. 32 - Chelsea have had the most number of corners taken. Diego Costa and J. Henderson have 3 Yellow cards to their name, who are jointly at the top. Philippe Coutinho with 17 and Eden Hazard with 16 shots are in the second & third position respectively behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the most number of shots.
FACTS ABOUT TODAY'S MATCH (16/09/2016)
CHELSEA - Willian will play his 100th Premier League match. Cesc Fabregas will make his 100th Chelsea appearance in all competitions. Branislav Ivanovic will make his 350th start.
LIVERPOOL - Philippe Coutinho is in line to make his 150th appearance for the Reds in all competitions, while James Milner is set to play in his 50th game for the club.