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Chelsea vs Liverpool: Confirmed team news as Pochettino names Blues side for Premier League opener



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Chelsea face Liverpool in the Premier League and the team news is in from Stamford Bridge.

Mauricio Pochettino‘s side begin their 2023/24 campaign in the capital as they host Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool.

It was a 12th placed finish for Chelsea last time out and Pochettino wants his side to put that firmly behind them as they look to take the club back to where they deservedly belong.

“We are Chelsea,” said pre-match. “The history of the club is to win. Even in transition, the fans know, we cannot give the message that we are in transition. We need to win. We need to be ready to win. We are ready to win against Liverpool.

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“The mentality for the whole club is to compete to be strong and believe in us and try to win. I will not accept different ways to think. No excuses for us. We need to be strong. We have very good players who can compete in the best way and fight for things.”

The Premier League clash will get underway at 4.30pm BST and will be available to watch live on Sky Sports.

Here is the confirmed team news from Stamford Bridge, London.


Starting XI: Sanchez, Disasi, Silva, Colwill, James, Fernandez, Gallagher, Chukwuemeka, Chilwell, Sterling, Jackson

Bench: Bergstrom, Gusto, Cucurella, Maatsen, Santos, Ugochukwu, Mudryk, Madueke, Burstow


Starting XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Mac Allister, Szoboszlai, Gakpo, Diaz, Salah, Jota

Bench: Kelleher, Gomez, Nunez, Jones, Elliott, Tsimikas, Matip, Doak, McConnell