What is the key battle in tonight’s game between Chelsea and Liverpool?
Chelsea and Liverpool meet at Stamford Bridge tonight live on Sky Sports’ Friday Night Football (kick-off 20:00pm BST), so SillySeason takes a look at the key battle between the two teams.
There will be plenty of quality matchups all over the pitch tonight, such as Diego Costa vs Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana vs N’Golo Kante.
However, the battle between Eden Hazard and Sadio Mane is what caught our eye here at SS.
Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
Eden Hazard struggled for form last season, but he has started this campaign extremely well.
The Belgium international has been putting in similar performances to those that won him the 2014/15 PFA Players’ Player of the Season award.
The 25-year-old has scored two goals in five appearances in all competitions so far this term.
It seems Antonio Conte has had a huge impact on Hazard’s career.
Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
A few eyebrows were raised when Liverpool paid Southampton around £30 million for Sadio Mane.
However, as things stand, it’s fair to say his performances for the Reds have lived up to that price tag.
The Senegal international has scored two goals in four games in all competitions so far this season.
But the majority of fans and pundits have been impressed with Mane’s electric pace, which has become an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s tactics this campaign.