Marcos Alonso has served out his three-match ban and is available for Chelsea’s home clash against Liverpool. The Spaniard is set to replace Emerson Palmieri at left wing-back, in what could otherwise be an unchanged backline. Andreas Christensen and Davide Zappacosta provide defensive cover but have struggled to earn starts of late. Antonio Conte favoured a 3-5-1-1 system for the 1-0 win over Swansea City, with Tiemoue Bakayoko preferred to Willian in midfield. But the Brazilian could be considered for a return in a shift to a 3-4-2-1 against the Reds. Olivier Giroud will again be expected to get the nod over Alvaro Morata for the lone striker role. David Luiz and Ethan Ampadu remain on the sidelines.
Azpilicueta – Cahill – Rudiger
Moses – Fabregas – Kante – Bakayoko – Alonso