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Chelsea’s search for back-to-back Premier League wins takes them to Anfield on Saturday lunchtime and a clash with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

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The Blues scraped past Crystal Palace by the odd goal last Sunday, with Kai Havertz easing some of the pressure on beleaguered boss Graham Potter.

But there is no time to celebrate that success, as Chelsea look to get themselves back into contention for a top-six finish.

Here’s 90min’s predicted Chelsea lineup for their trip to Merseyside…

Lewis Hall could continue at left-back for Chelsea

Lewis Hall could continue at left-back for Chelsea / Visionhaus/GettyImages

GK: Kepa Arrizabalaga – Edouard Mendy is still sidelined through injury, though he’d probably be playing second fiddle to Kepa anyway.

RB: Trevoh Chalobah – A natural right-back Chalobah is not, but a pretty decent showing against Crystal Palace may convince Potter that another start is warranted.

CB: Thiago Silva – Yes, Thiago Silva is 38 years old and, yes, he’s been Chelsea’s best defender this season by a mile.

CB: Benoit Badiashile – Slotted into Chelsea’s backline nicely against Palace. A fine debut and something to build on.

LB: Lewis Hall – Looks capable of being a threat at both ends of the field for Chelsea. Why buy Marc Cucurella when you blood a youth academy graduate, eh?

DM: Jorginho – Completed every one of his 43 first half passes against Palace last Sunday, and more of that discipline will be needed here.

CM: Mateo Kovacic – A bit of bite in the tackle is exactly what Chelsea will need on the road – that could mean Kovacic is restored to the team ahead of Carney Chukwuemeka.

CM: Conor Gallagher – Linked with a move away from Chelsea in the January transfer window, though you’d struggle to see why the Blues would want to lose Gallagher.

RW: Hakim Ziyech – Another player tipped to depart Stamford Bridge, this could be one of Ziyech’s farewell appearances while Chelsea get their new signings up to speed.

CF: Kai Havertz – Missed training on Wednesday but Chelsea will hope to field Havertz ahead of the not-so effective Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

LW: Mason Mount – A jack of all trades for Chelsea, Mount continues to attract criticism from sections of the club’s supporters. He could be crucial at Anfield, though.

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