Date: 21st September 2019 at 8:10pm
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Chelsea face Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday (4:30pm) in one of the classic Premier League fixtures. 

The Reds travel to the capital sitting five points clear at the top of the table having won their opening five matches.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have not suffered defeat in the league since losing at Manchester City on January 3rd and have won their last 14.

Meanwhile, following an opening day 4-0 defeat at Manchester United, the West London club have picked up eight points from the past four fixtures which sees them sit sixth.

Frank Lampard, who is in his first season in charge at the club, has yet to claim a win at Stamford Bridge though, with draws against Leicester City and Sheffield United registered so far.

The former England midfielder also saw his side lose 1-0 in front of their own fans against Valencia in the Champions League on Tuesday.

However, their visitors also come into this fixture having tasted defeat in Europe as the Anfield club started their defence of the trophy with a 2-0 loss at Napoli.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will be hoping his side can bounce back from defeat at Napoli.

These two historic clubs have already met this season with Liverpool winning a tight Super Cup Final on penalties after a 2-2 draw last month.

Another victory for the Reds in what is their biggest domestic test to date this term would really send out a further signal to the rest that they are ready to win their first Premier League title.

In order to clinch three points a goal will obviously have to be scored, so both sides will be looking to their strikers for the edge.

Two very different but red-hot forwards in Tammy Abraham and Roberto Firmino will be hoping to give their team that edge on Sunday.

Abraham is proving his doubters wrong with seven goals in his past three Premier League matches, including a hat-trick in the 5-2 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers last time out.

Abraham is on fire in front of goal.

The Chelsea academy graduate has had to wait his turn for his opportunity, being loaned out to Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa, but is now showing what he’s capable of.

An out-and-out goalscorer, the 21-year-old’s style differs to Liverpool’s number 9, Firmino, who is more of an accidental centre-forward.

The Brazil international, who has yet to score against Chelsea, was signed as an attacking midfielder but has since been transformed into the side’s point of attack.

Part of a lethal front-three with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, the 27-year-old is often the provider but has still netted 43 times over the past two seasons.

So who will come out on top for their team at Stamford Bridge? Here’s how these two super strikers have performed in the Premier League so far this term…

Tammy Abraham

 

2019/20
Premier League

Roberto Firmino

 

5

Games:5
7Goals:2
1.4Goals per match:

0.40

0Assists:

3

1

Chances created:5

15

Shots:19
53%Shooting accuracy:

32%

1Chances missed: 

2

66Passes:

160

2Yellow Cards:

0

*Statistics via Premier League

 
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