Chelsea’s title bid has faltered over the festive period with three draws in their last four matches ahead of a crucial showdown with Liverpool.
The Blues remain tough to beat but have struggled for goals against opponents they should have defeated if they are to harbour genuine hopes of lifting the trophy come May.
Thomas Tuchel must now decide what to do with Romelu Lukaku after a recent interview with the Belgian striker suggested he may not be happy at the club.
Liverpool drew with Tottenham and lost to Leicester in their last two matches. That doesn’t bode well for their chances of keeping pace with City in the title race.
The Reds sit nine points adrift of top spot with a game in hand before the round of matches begins. Jurgen Klopp will appreciate the gravity of this showdown at Stamford Bridge.
RadioTimes.com has rounded up everything you need to know about how to watch Chelsea v Liverpool on TV and online.
Follow our dedicated Twitter page: @RadioTimesSport
For more features check out: Premier League stadiums | Premier League kits | Who will win the Premier League? | Premier League table predicted 2021/22 | Best players in the Premier League 2021 | Best football players in the world 2021
When is Chelsea v Liverpool?
Chelsea v Liverpool will take place on Sunday 2nd January 2022.
Check out our live football on TV guide for the latest times and information.
What time is kick-off?
Chelsea v Liverpool will kick off at 4:30pm.
There are numerous Premier League games taking place this weekend, including Man Utd v Wolves live on Sky Sports.
What TV channel is Chelsea v Liverpool on?
You can watch the game live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event from 4:15pm.
You can add the Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Football channels for just £18 per month combined or pick up the complete sports package for just £25 per month.
How to live stream Chelsea v Liverpool online
Sky Sports customers can live stream the game via the Sky Go app on a variety of devices including most smartphones and tablets as part of their subscription.
You can also watch the match via NOW without signing up to a contract.
NOW can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles. NOW is also available via BT Sport.
Chelsea v Liverpool team news
Chelsea predicted XI: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Rudiger; Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kante, Alonso; Ziyech, Lukaku, Mount
Liverpool predicted XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Henderson, Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Jota, Mane
Chelsea v Liverpool odds
In working partnership with the Radio Times, bet365 has provided the following betting odds for this event:
For all the latest Premier League odds and more, visit bet365 today and claim an opening account offer of ‘Up to £100 in Bet Credits**’, utilising the bonus code ‘RT365’.
*Odds subject to change. 18+. T&Cs apply. BeGambleAware.org. Note – The bonus code RT365 does not change the offer amount in any way.
Our prediction: Chelsea v Liverpool
Chelsea simply need some of their big money signings to step up. Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech have all failed to produce consistent performances, while Lukaku simply needs to deliver now that he’s back to fitness.
Liverpool won’t be sounding the crisis alarms just yet, but a defeat here would be particularly costly. Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah will soon depart for the Africa Cup of Nations, making this encounter even more important to navigate successfully.