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Chelsea vs Liverpool LIVE: Goals, score and updates from Stamford Bridge

Follow all the action in the battle for the Champions League places at Stamford Bridge

Jack Watson
Sunday 06 May 2018 18:16
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Chelsea v Liverpool: Premier League match preview

Champions League finalists Liverpool turn their attentions to domestic matters this afternoon as they travel to Chelsea in an attempt to secure their place in Europe’s top competition for another season.

A win for Chelsea will see them draw level on points with the Reds going into the final two games of the season, and they will back themselves to hunt Jurgen Klopp’s side down with their not-so-little distraction in the form of Real Madrid in Kiev.

Mohamed Salah is gunning for a record goal tally in a Premier League season having already scored 31, but is Chelsea’s defence up to the challenge?

Follow all the live action below…

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What time is it?

Kick-off is at 4.30pm BST at the Stamford Bridge.

Where can I watch it?

The game is live on Sky Sports Premier League with coverage starting from 3.30pm BST.

Odds…

Chelsea: 11/8

Liverpool: 23/10

Draw: 13/5

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Hello and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of Arsene Wenger's final game at the Emirates as Arsenal take on Burnley in the battle for sixth place.

Stick with us throughout the day for all the latest updates and build-up in north London with kick-off set for 4.30pm BST, with a celebration for Wenger planned after the final whistle.

We will also be providing you with updates from Chelsea vs Liverpool, which also kicks off at 4.30pm.

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Team News

Arsenal vs Burnley 

We have the Burnley team and Sean Dyche makes one change to the side which drew 0-0 against Brighton last week, Jeff Hendrick comes in for Chris Wood who is not in the side.

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Team News

Arsenal vs Burnley

Arsene Wenger has named a home team for the final time as Arsenal manager.

Cech; Bellerin, Chambers, Mavropanos, Kolasinac; Xhaka, Wilshere, Mkhitaryan, Iwobi; Aubameyang, Lacazette.

Bench: Ospina, Mertesacker, Ramsey, Monreal, Mustafi, Welbeck, Maitland-Niles.

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Team News

So there's no Mesut Ozil in the Arsenal side after his disappointing performance against Atletico Madrid and the hammering he received from Martin Keown. The German did not train yesterday and does not make the Arsenal bench. 

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Chelsea vs Liverpool

We'll also be keeping an eye on a very important clash at Stamford Bridge this afternoon. Chelsea host Liverpool in an important battle for the top four. With Tottenham losing yesterday, a win takes Chelsea two points away from fourth spot, while a win for Liverpool seals Champions League football next season, regardless of how well they do against Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

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Team News

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Team News

There's no place in the Chelsea squad for Alvaro Morata who is out with an injury but Antonio Conte recalls Marcos Alonso who is available after serving his suspension. 

There's no rest for the front three or Mohamed Salah who looks to add to his 31 Premier League goals. Jordan Henderson is given a rest and starts on the bench. 

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In Pictures: Arsenal fans dress for Arsene Wenger farewell 

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Slight dig at Tottenham.

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"I will miss the intensity"

In his final programme notes, Arsene Wenger reveals what he will miss the most and thanks the fans for the support they have given him during his time at Arsenal.

"What I will miss most about this job is the competition itself,” he wrote. “The collective feeling, the sharing of emotions with people you work with on a daily basis, the desire to feel something together and the target you always have in front of you.

“I will miss the intensity of it all, because that’s all I have known in my life.

“I’d say what has linked all my teams through the years is the desire to play as a connected team, at a high pace, and to make the players reach a complex form of collective football.

“That means involving at least three players every move, to express your talent, and make people feel that when football is expressed in a collective way and with a high understanding, it’s art.”

Jack Watson6 May 2018 15:56

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