- Reuters / Russell Cheyne
Chelsea will host Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday as both teams chase the top spot in the Premier League.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and his club are just two points off the pace coming into this weekend after drawing with league leaders Arsenal 0-0 away and beating Swansea City 1-0 on Boxing Day.
Still, Mourinho has been vocally frustrated with the low goal total put forth by his strikers and has stated that he may have to turn to a more defensive minded approach should his side continue to fail to score.
For this match the Blues will be without Ramires who was suspended after the Brazilian midfielder picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Swansea. However, Frank Lampard could likely return to the starting line-up in his place.
Mourinho is likely to rotate his options once more, with Cesar Azpilicueta and Gary Cahill in line to return in defense at the expense of Ashley Cole and David Luiz. Fernando Torres could start up front against his former club.
For Brendan Rogers and Liverpool it has been a tough stretch leading up to the end of the year with a trip to Stamford Bridge coming days after facing Manchester City away.
Liverpool left Manchester on Boxing Day disappointed after their 2-1 defeat, but the match was marred by several questionable calls. Still, despite the recent outcome the Reds are only three points off the top spot and must be seen as serious title contenders backed by leading scorer Luis Suarez.
Liverpool have lost just once in the last 12 matches against Chelsea and the Blues could be hampered by their lack of goal scoring, given that only five goals have been scored between Chelsea's three front men in league play.
Kick off for the match is at 11:00 a.m. ET and can be watched online here.