LIVE: Chelsea v Liverpool – Match Updates

It's matchday - yes on a Friday! Liverpool travel to Stamford Bridge for their 5th game of the season and their third trip to London so far following visits to last seasons runners-up Arsenal and third placed Spurs.

You can read our match preview or stay right here to keep up to date with today's game.

Kick off is at 8pm BST.

As it happened...

18:55 UK
Friday night under the lights

This is one of 12 televised Friday night games this season under the terms of the new £5BN 3-year television deal.

The Liverpool players are at Stamford Bridge.

19:02 UK
Confirmed Team

LFC Starting XI:

Mignolet, Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Coutinho, Mane, Sturridge

Subs: Karius, Lucas, Stewart, Origi, Moreno, Grujic, Ejaria

Firmino misses out due to a groin strain

19:04 UK
19:14 UK
Chelsea confirmed team

David Luiz makes his (second) debut for Chelsea - in for the injured John Terry

Team: Courtois; Ivanovic (c), Cahill, David Luiz, Azpi; Kante; Willian, Oscar, Matic, Hazard; Costa.

Subs: Begovic, Aina, Marcos Alonso, Fabregas, Pedro, Moses, Batshuayi.

19:18 UK
Lallana to continue his good form?

Adam Lallana has been one of the players rapidly improving under Jurgen Klopp. Can he perform again tonight?

He had a very commanding game against Leicester in last week's 4-1 victory - here's his heatmap from that game

19:41 UK

Liverpool start tonight in 6th with Chelsea in 2nd.

A two goal win for the reds could see us overtake Chelsea - defeat will put the reds down to 8th before the other 9 games this weekend kick off.

19:45 UK

Chelsea's Diego Costa has 4 goals in his 4 Premier League appearances so far this season.

Sadio Mane has 8 goals in his last 8 Premier League appearances for Liverpool and Southampton.

19:51 UK

Klopp on David Luiz:

'Okay it's his first game but he's physically strong and has experience.  We have to have as many good moments (in the game) as we can and let's see what's possible'

20:02 UK

Underway at Stamford Bridge!

20:06 UK
Chance for the reds

Shot from Sturridge goes through Courtois' grasp but he stops it before it goes over the line.

Liverpool looking lively.

20:13 UK

13 minutes gone and Chelsea have been slowly building their attacks but the reds are breaking up play and hitting with their own counter-attacks.

Mane, Lallana and Clyne working the triangular passes between themselves - looks like they fancy going down the right hand side.


20:20 UK


Dejan Lovren makes it 1-0 to LFC!

Coutinho sends a cross over and Lovren is completely unmarked in the box and pokes it home.

20:24 UK

Great vision from Coutinho for the cross and Lovren free at the back post.

20:25 UK

Liverpool with almost 60% of the possession in the first 25 minutes of this first half.  Liverpool on the front foot - Antonio Conte on the touchline barking his orders to Chelsea.

It's going well so far.

20:26 UK
Wide from Sturridge

Good move from the reds from a throw in but Sturridge's shot flashes across the face of the goal.

20:33 UK

Chelsea have improved in the last five minutes or so.  Willian creates himself some space but his shot from an angle is deflected wide for a corner.  The reds clear.

20:39 UK
GOAL!!!! GOAL!!!

Wonderful strike from JORDAN HENDERSON! From about 30 yards out!

Liverpool are 2-0 up and Jurgen Klopp is up on his feet.

Well deserved lead for Liverpool.

20:42 UK

It was a terrific strike from the Liverpool captain to make it 2-0.  Half time approaching.

20:48 UK

Very impressive half from Liverpool who lead 2-0 thanks to goals from Dejan Lovren and Jordan Henderson.  Not the usual names you may have expected to be on the scoresheet.

21:04 UK

Busy first half from Henderson

21:05 UK
Second half underway

LFC leading 2-0 at Stamford Bridge after an impressive first half.

No half time subs for either side.

21:16 UK

Liverpool make the first change in the 56th minute.  Sturridge goes off and is replaced by Divock Origi.

21:19 UK

Diego Costa scores just after the hour mark from within the 6 yard box to get the London side back in this.

21:22 UK

Another chance falls to Chelsea but Costa fires straight at Mignolet.  Klopp shakes his head from the touchline.  Liverpool finally coming under some sustained pressure from the home team.

21:27 UK

Milner corner collected by Courtois and he throws it upfield.  Hazard running with the ball but Milner gets all the way back to clear the attack.  Brilliant.

21:30 UK

Confirmation coming through that Sturridge went straight down the tunnel for injury treatment after being substituted.

21:38 UK

Better spell for the reds in the past 10 minutes who look a little more settled.  Cautiously trying to hold on to the lead.  2-1 with a little over 10 minutes left.

21:39 UK
LFC chance

Origi probably should have done better there.  Heads a cross from Milner downwards but the Chelsea keeper scrambles it away. 9 minutes of normal time left.

21:40 UK

Lucas Leiva comes on for Coutinho.

21:41 UK
Triple sub for Chelsea

83' Victor Moses, Pedro and Fabregas on for Willan, Matic and Oscar

21:47 UK
Final LFC sub

Wijnaldum off and Kevin Stewart comes on.  Injury time coming up.

21:52 UK

Wonderful win for Liverpool who now have 10 points from a very difficult opening 5 games.

21:52 UK

Klopp handing out the hugs on the Stamford Bridge pitch.  It was a great display from the reds and a fully deserved three points.

22:08 UK

Thanks for joining us tonight. We hope you enjoyed that win as much as we did!

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