EPL preview: Liverpool vs Chelsea, Sadio Mane back to join the Reds after his side Senegal was kicked out of AFCON 2017


Jurgen Klopp’s side will be hoping to get back on track when they entertain the table-topping Blues

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane may get a place on the bench to face Chelsea after flying home from the African Nations Cup following Senegal’s exit.

download (33)However the winger’s late arrival on Monday meant he missed training and will have just one session just hours before the game for manager Jurgen Klopp to make a decision on his involvement. JS108759799-henderson-sport-large_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqZ2mfFK2mHBe1s9vudcKEVzn3rCd7iCDNZp5lPZGkrk8

Right-back Nathaniel Clyne is still absent with a rib injury and Ovie Ejaria is sidelined after rupturing ankle ligaments at the weekend, but midfielder Adam Lallana is set to play after sitting out the FA Cup defeat to Wolves.

premier-league-football-fnf-chelsea-liverpool-david-luiz-daniel-sturridge_3787874Chelsea are to revert to their first-choice line-up after making nine changes for last weekend’s FA Cup win over Brentford.

Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and defender Branislav Ivanovic, who have both been linked with moves, may be late omissions from the squad if they leave ahead of Tuesday night’s transfer deadline.

Liverpool provisional squad: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Firmino, Origi, Coutinho, Karius, Klavan, Gomez, Moreno, Can, Lucas, Stewart, Sturridge, Mane, Woodburn, Wilson.

Chelsea provisional squad: Courtois, Begovic, Ivanovic, Alonso, Fabregas, Zouma, Kante, Hazard, Loftus-Cheek, Moses, Pedro, Costa, Matic, Willian, Batshuayi, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Luiz, Eduardo, Aina, Ake.JS108759799-henderson-sport-large_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqZ2mfFK2mHBe1s9vudcKEVzn3rCd7iCDNZp5lPZGkrk8

Liverpool are unbeaten in the last four league meetings (W2, D2).However, they have failed to win any of the last four home league games against Chelsea (D2, L2).The Reds are looking to complete a league double after winning 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in September.

Liverpool have only won one of their last eight matches (D3, L4) in all competitions, losing their last three in a row.

Chelsea have won 15 of their last 16 league games, with their only defeat coming away to Tottenham.

The Blues have kept 13 clean sheets in the Premier League this season – no team in Europe’s top five leagues has kept more.

images (89)Antonio Conte’s side are the lowest scorers away from home among the Premier League’s top five this season with 17 goals. Diego Costa has scored in 15 of his last 21 Premier League matches

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