What to watch for in the Chelsea Premier League rematch

The Reds tangle with the Blues once again on Wednesday.

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"We go again!". Famous words uttered by Steven Gerrard and they are fitting here. Following an impressive FA Cup showing on Sunday, Liverpool begins a massively important two game stretch in the League against Chelsea and Arsenal.

I'm going to go through some of the most important things to keep an eye on as one of England's best rivalries takes center stage once again.

Will Liverpool's big name stars returning from injury get the start?

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dominik Szoboszlai and Andy Robertson all made triumphant returns in the victory over Norwich.

The natural next step would be to see them included in the Starting XI for this match. One possible argument against this might be how well Conor Bradley has been playing down the right side. However, in a match like this, you must go with experience and the proven star power.

I expect to see at least two of these three, if not all, starting. Welcome back, lads!

Reds look to slow the momentum that Chelsea has built in recent weeks

There was a time early in the season when things looked like they cold turn disastrous at Stamford Bridge.

To their credit, they have somewhat righted the ship and have been playing much better in recent times. Coming to Anfield will only amp up their intensity and bringing a newfound confidence means they will be a true threat for Jurgen Klopp and his charges.

These two sides battled to a 1-1 draw on opening day, but man, does that feel like a lifetime ago. The new Liverpool signings have mostly settled and the squad has leveled up. It'll be an interesting dynamic.

Will Chelsea's defense be able to handle the free scoring Liverpool attack?

The Reds have been scoring for fun basically all season long. Diogo Jota has found another gear and he looks as dangerous as he ever has.

Darwin Nunez seems to be ascending in his game at the right time and that is to say nothing of Cody Gakpo and Luis Diaz. In addition, Klopp's side has some of the better attack-minded midfielders in the league as well.

How Chelsea lines up defensively will be a key as will their ability to stay locked in from start to finish. Liverpool have shown an ability to pounce when chances arise, just see this Jota goal from Sunday.

It's surely going to be another barnstorm of a match between two big clubs, with talent all over the field. Liverpool should be the favorites, but nothing will be given to them. It must be taken with force.

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