The standout fixture in the second gameweek of the new Premier League season sees champions Liverpool visit Stamford Bridge to take on rivals Chelsea.
Both teams made winning starts to their 2020-21 campaigns, with Chelsea overcoming Brighton & Hove Albion and Liverpool squeezing past newly-promoted Leeds United in a seven-goal thriller.
Both of these sides came into the 2020-21 Premier League season with big expectations, yet neither were at their best on the opening weekend of action.
Chelsea’s significant summer spending spree has resulted in some people tipping them to challenge for Liverpool’s crown this season, although if they are to close that gap then they will need to improve on Monday night‘s performance at the Amex Stadium.
Similarly, if Liverpool defend like they did against Leeds on the opening day then it would take a remarkably high-scoring season at the other end of the pitch for them to retain their title.
These two sides faced each other on four occasions last season, with Liverpool winning both Premier League meetings and the UEFA Super Cup but being knocked out of the FA Cup by Lampard’s side.
The corresponding league fixture saw Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino get the goals in a 2-1 Liverpool win almost exactly a year ago to the day, meaning that the Reds have now lost just one of their last six top-flight visits to Stamford Bridge.
Indeed, home and away Liverpool have now won the last three league meetings, and victory on Sunday would see them triumph in four such matches on the bounce for the first time since 2012.