Conte turns focus straight on Liverpool after Chelsea seal Champions League progression

Conte turns focus straight on Liverpool after Chelsea seal Champions League progression

Conte turns focus straight on Liverpool after Chelsea seal Champions League progression

Liverpool had hoped to welcome Chelsea on Saturday with qualification for the Champions League knockout stages already secured via a strong showing against Sevilla in midweek.

Chelsea easily booked passage to the next round of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday with a simple 4-0 win over Qarabag in Azerbaijan.

And Liverpool's one day's extra rest isn't likely to give them a significant advantage.

"To hear the complaints of the coach, someone has to help us".

He told BT Sport: "For me it was a penalty - I don't think for you guys it is, but for me it was a penalty".

The unfair fixture schedule is only going to lead to one thing for Chelsea - more injuries.

"We just want to keep playing like this and win games". The press and the TV to underline the situation, because it is odd. "We know very well what are the qualities of Liverpool", he added.

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Adam Lallana could also make his return to action at Anfield against Antonio Conte's men. I came off, N'Golo too, so yeah it's easy. "We are ready for Saturday".

It has landed in the last nine League games between the two teams and with Liverpool's love of goals and leaky defence this should be an absolute banker at 8/13.

In fact, Liverpool have allowed their opponents to score with the highest proportion of their total shots this season in the Premier League (18.7%).

Álvaro Morata had a glorious chance to put the match further out of the reach of Qarabag, however he squandered the opportunity by dragging his shot across the face of the goal and past the post.

In the run up to the match, people have been comparing the respective strengths of both Liverpool's and Chelsea's first-team squads, and talkSPORT take a look at a combined XI featuring the best players from both teams, based on form and fitness.

Kick off is at 17:30 BST and the match will be televised live in the United Kingdom on BT Sport.

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