Crystal Palace are desperate for a win and it will not be easy for them when they host London rivals Chelsea on Saturday.

Chelsea are preparing to host Liverpool in arguably the biggest game of the new year when the two sides lock horns on Sunday evening.

The hosts are coming off a disappointing 1-1 draw against Brighton while the reds suffered their second loss of the campaign to Leicester City.

The Foxes battled to a 1-0 victory that left Liverpool in third place with 41 points, one behind second place Chelsea.

The match is of great importance as the winner will retain second place until the next round of games, despite Liverpool playing a game less.

 Jurgen Klopp’s side have only lost two of their last 11 Premier League games against the Blues at Stamford Bridge.

Play here to make your predictions for the mouth-watering encounter.

What time does Chelsea vs Liverpool start?

The game kicks off at 7:30pm Kenyan time at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea vs Liverpool team news

Reece James, Andreas Christensen, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Timo Werner and Thiago Silva are all expected to miss the match.

The defensive duo of Trevor Chalobah and Malang’ Sarr may be called upon to start on Sunday.

Mason Mount, Kai Havertz and Romelu Lukaku are the potential front three to inspire the Blues attack.

For the visitors, Andy Robertson is still suspended while Thiago Alcantara and Takumi Minamino are out injured.

Despite the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita are all available for selection.

Chelsea vs Liverpool head to head

From the 68 matches played between these two sides, Chelsea boast the better record after winning 27 times.

The reds have won 23 games while another 18 have ended in a stalemate.

Chelsea vs Liverpool current form

The hosts are unbeaten in their last five matches, winning twice and sharing the spoils in the remaining three games.

Meanwhile Liverpool are coming off a defeat, the only one in their last five games.

Chelsea vs Liverpool prediction

This game has the billing to be a cracker of an encounter filled with goals, though a draw could be the most likely outcome.

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