LIVE: Chelsea v Liverpool | English Premier League

LIVE: Chelsea v Liverpool | English Premier League 14:00 ET Canada-USA | 20:00 Cairo Local Time Venue: Stamford Bridge Referee: Paul Tierney (England) Many expect the title race in...
Liverpool v Chelsea
Liverpool v Chelsea

LIVE: Chelsea v Liverpool | English Premier League

14:00 ET Canada-USA | 20:00 Cairo Local Time
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Referee: Paul Tierney (England)

Many expect the title race in the Premier League this season to be much more interesting and more teams to stake a claim in it than in the last couple of years, given that Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United all played very well towards the end of 2019/20. They could all indeed come much closer to Liverpool and Manchester City this time around.

The first ‘blockbuster’ of the season is scheduled to take place at Stamford Bridge today “Sunday September 20th, 2020”, when Chelsea will take on Liverpool.

Diogo Jota’s arrival at Liverpool gives the Premier League champions some added depth as they turn an eye to the future.

The forward’s move from Wolves for a reported £45million was confirmed on Saturday as Jurgen Klopp continued to strengthen his squad.

But with one of the world’s best attacks in Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino already in place, just where does 23-year-old Jota fit?

There is no doubt Jota will need to bide his time behind Salah, Mane and Firmino.

Salah and Mane scored 37 goals between them in the Premier League last season, with Jota’s return at least more comparable to that of Firmino.

Jota scored a goal every 328.1 minutes for a haul of seven, a better return than Firmino (333.4), while converting big chances at a superior rate (33.3 to 23.1) as well.

But the Brazilian’s selfless approach is often lauded and he provided his playmaking credentials during Liverpool’s title-winning season. Firmino created 10 big chances and had eight assists, with Jota finishing with three and one respectively.

While his goal and assist output may not compare, unsurprisingly, what Liverpool are getting is a player who is willing to take their man on. Jota attempted the fifth most dribbles in the Premier League last season with 151, although his success rate was just 43.7.

It gives Klopp a talent to be nurtured, and some much-needed depth in attack with Divock Origi and Rhian Brewster linked with moves and Takumi Minamino still unproven after his January arrival from RB Salzburg. It may also provide the Liverpool manager with another option in midfield if needed.

LIVE: Chelsea v Liverpool

14:00 ET Canada-USA | 20:00 Cairo Local Time

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