A select round-up of the latest news relating to Liverpool…
In early team news the BBC reports that Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard should start the match having been benched for the Champions League encounter with Real Madrid last week.
Daniel Sturridge is not yet available but Raheem Sterling, Dejan Lovren, Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho and Mario Balotelli are also being linked with a return to the starting XI.
As for Chelsea, they are likely to play Diego Costa while Cesar Azpilucueta, Loic Remy and John Obi Mikel will all reportedly feature.
The Portuguese international was heavily linked with Manchester United during David Moyes' tenure before Arsenal seemingly took the box-seat during the summer.
But now it is being suggested that the impressive defensive midfielder could be on his way to Anfield, which would be an outstanding piece of business by Brendan Rodgers.