Tuesday evening sees the 11th FA Cup meeting between Chelsea and Liverpool.
Both teams head into this Stamford Bridge showdown on the back of disappointing Premier League results.
The Blues were held to a frustrating 2-2 draw at Bournemouth whilst the Reds fell to a shock 3-0 loss on the road against Watford and will be keen to get back to winning ways at the first time of asking.
Read on for our preview of Chelsea vs Liverpool, including predictions, team news and TV coverage information.
When is Chelsea vs Liverpool and where can I watch live?
Competition: FA Cup
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Tuesday, 3 March 2020
Kick-off: 7:45 PM (UK time)
TV coverage (UK): BBC One
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Jurgen Klopps praises Frank Lampard
Last five meetings: Chelsea vs Liverpool
22 September 2019: Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool (Premier League)
14 August 2019: Liverpool 2-2 AET [7-6 pen] Chelsea (Uefa Super Cup)
14 April 2019: Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea (Premier League)
29 September 2018: Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool (Premier League)
26 September 2018: Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea (EFL Cup)
Aggregate Score: Chelsea (LLLDW) 6-8 Liverpool (WWWDL)
Ones to watch
Whoever controls the midfield increases their chances of securing victory in west London. Jorginho will undoubtedly have his work cut out, but has proven he can grab any game by the scruff of its neck, and if he can dictate the tempo then Frank Lampard‘s men are likely to remain on the road to Wembley.
Key stat: Jorginho is the only Premier League player with 1,500+ successful passes (1,634) and 50+ interceptions (57) this season.
Liverpool: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
The composition of Jurgen Klopp‘s midfield remains to be seen, given how out of sorts his side was at Vicarage Road, but the chances are that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who until recently had been on the outside looking in, will retain his spot. The Englishman’s ability to counter-press — and strike from distance — could be pivotal to Liverpool’s chances.
Key stat: Four of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s seven goals in all competitions this season have come from outside the box.
Confirmed Chelsea line-up
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 3, 2020
Confirmed Liverpool line-up
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— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 3, 2020
With both teams likely to make a few changes this could end up being a closely fought affair. Chelsea have the luxury of home advantage and will be determined to make it count. But you certainly can’t rule out Liverpool who — despite their loss to Watford — remain English football’s most irresistible force at the moment. However, we can see this being level after 90 minutes, with spot-kicks needed to split the sides.