Football News

Chelsea predicted XI vs Liverpool: Predicted lineup, team news and injury updates

By Jonathan Davies

Published: 17:14, 3 April 2023

Bruno Saltor takes interim charge as Chelsea host Liverpool in their first match since Graham Potter’s dismissal.

Chelsea: Team News

The Blues begin life after Potter, who was relieved of his duties after less than seven months in charge at Stamford Bridge.

A 2-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa proved the final straw for the Chelsea board, with former Brighton defender Bruno temporarily taking the reins for the visit of Liverpool.

While Bruno is unlikely to make wholesale changes, he will have Raheem Sterling and Wesley Fofana available after injury, while N’Golo Kante made his return from the bench on Saturday.

But the game may be too soon for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while Eduoard Mendy, Cesar Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva remain absent.

Read our Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream preview here.

Chelsea: Predicted Lineup

Chelsea Predicted XI: Kepa Arrizabalaga; Wesley Fofana, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella; Reece James, Enzo Fernandez, Mateo Kovacic, Ben Chilwell; Kai Havertz, Joao Felix, Christian Pulisic.

Bet365 welcome offer: Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets

Not signed up to bet365 yet? Here's how to claim one of the best bookmaker welcome offers around... 

  • Open an account (here's a link)
  • Make a qualifying deposit of between £5* and £10*
  • Claim the offer to receive three times your deposit in 'Free Bets'.
  • To release your 'Free Bets', place qualifying bets to the value of your qualifying deposit and allow those bets to settle.
  • Your 'Free Bets' will become available shortly after your qualifying bets have settled
  • To use your 'Free Bets', select 'Use bet credits' in the bet slip.

New Customers only. Bet £10* & Get £30* in Free Bets. Sign up, deposit between £5* and £10* to your account and bet365 will give you three times that value in Free Bets when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply. 18+ only.

Chelsea: Injury List

  • Raheem Sterling (thigh) 50% – Potential Return Early April
  • Wesley Fofana (thigh) 50% – Potential Return Early April
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (back) 25% – Potential Return Early April
  • Edouard Mendy (wrist) 25% – Potential Return Early April
  • Thiago Silva (knee) Ruled Out – Potential Return Mid-April
  • Cesar Azpilicueta (head) Ruled Out – Potential Return Mid-April
  • Armando Broja (knee) Ruled Out – Potential Return Early July