Liverpool’s slim chances at a Top Four berth will be null if they fail to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday (Watch live at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra).
Steven Gerrard gets a start for Liverpool against his “dear enemy” Jose Mourinho.
Nineteen-year-old Mitchell Beeney will be Chelsea’s No. 2 goalkeeper, as Petr Cech is not on the team sheet. Youngster Rubin Loftus-Cheek joins Filipe Luis and Loic Remy as unusual starters.
Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry (c), Filipe Luis; Mikel, Loftus-Cheek; Willian, Fabregas, Hazard; Remy. Subs: Beeney, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ake, Matic, Cuadrado, Drogba.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Lovren, Skrtel, Can, Gerrard, Coutinho, Henderson, Lallana, Sterling, Lambert. Subs: Ward, Toure, Moreno, Lucas, Allen, Ibe, Sinclair