Pressure rises high on Mourinho as Chelsea host Liverpool this weekend in the Premier League, in hopes of attaining a victory and getting their season back on track.
The Blues have won just one of their last seven matches in all competitions, the defeats including a midweek penalty shoot-out defeat to Stoke City in the Capital One Cup, a competition they won last season.
Liverpool will definitely try to take advantage of their opponent’s vulnerability. The Reds remain undefeated under new manager Jurgen Klopp, who earned his first victory against Bournemouth in the midweek.
Diego Costa, who damaged his ribs Tuesday night, and Pedro, who has been out with an undisclosed injury, will be undergoing late fitness tests to determine whether they are fit enough to feature against Liverpool or not.
Midfielder Nemanja Matic is back from a one-match suspension and will be available for the host team.
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (knee) and defender Branislav Ivanovic (hamstring) remain absentees.
Striker Christian Benteke was rested against Bournemouth due to a knee problem, however, having returned to training, he will be available for Liverpool’s squad.
Defender Kolo Toure will not be making the trip because of a hamstring injury he picked up against Bournemouth, whereas, James Milner returns from suspension.
Chelsea have won three and drawn three of their last six meetings against the Reds. However, Chelsea have enjoyed just one victory in their five Premier League games against Liverpool at home.
Liverpool have failed to score in just one of their last 10 league clashes with the Blues.
The Blues have lost two of their last four home league games after going unbeaten in the previous 21.
Date: Saturday, 31st October, 2015
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Time: 12:45 BST
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
Chelsea: Begovic; Zouma, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Ramires; Willian, Fabregas, Hazard; Diego Costa
Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Skrtel, Sakho, Moreno; Lucas, Can; Milner, Lallana, Courtinho; Benteke
Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool
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