Chelsea Vs. Liverpool, 2011 Premier League: Lineups

The biggest game of the Premier League weekend is here, as Chelsea put their title credentials on the line, while Liverpool do the same with their Champions League credentials. Of course, if Chelsea lose you will hear dozens of pundits say they are out of the title race. If Liverpool loses, you will hear dozens of pundits say they are not top four material. This is all absolute nonsense. To the team news!

Chelsea lineup (4-3-3): Cech; Cole, Terry, Luiz, Ivanovic; Mikel, Ramires, Lampard; Malouda, Drogba, Mata

Substitutes: Turnbull, Bosingwa, Romeu, Meireles, Sturridge, Anelka, Torres

Liverpool lineup (4-4-2): Reina; Enrique, Skrtel, Agger, Johnson; Rodriguez, Lucas, Adam, Kuyt; Bellamy, Suarez

Substitutes: Doni, Downing, Carroll, Carragher, Henderson, Kelly, Spearing

That Liverpool lineup could be all sorts of things. Don't be surprised if it's actually a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 with Maxi Rodriguez as the most advanced midfielder and Craig Bellamy as a left winger. Chelsea's biggest surprise omission is Raul Meireles, who is arguably their most athletic midfielder. 

Kickoff is at 11:00 am ET, 4:00 pm local time. You can catch the game on FOX Soccer Channel in the USA, Sky Sports 1 in the UK, and Rogers Sportsnet World in Canada.

We'll have live coverage of Chelsea vs. Liverpool in our English Premier League Week 12 StoryStream. For more on the Blues, check out Chelsea blog We Ain't Got No History. For more on the Reds, head over to Liverpool Blog Anfield Asylum. For more on the entire world of football, check out SB Nation Soccer.

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