Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has confirmed that defender David Luiz will start against Liverpool on Friday.
Luiz will make his first appearance since returning to Chelsea from Paris Saint-Germain on transfer deadline day after captain John Terry was ruled out with strained foot ligaments.
“We expect him to play very well,” Conte told reporters. “We know David is a good player.”
Conte said he is expecting a tough test when Jurgen Klopp’s side visit Stamford Bridge.
“Liverpool is a really good team,” he said. “They play with high intensity, they bring many players in offensive situations.”
On Klopp, he added: “He is a good manager, one of the best in the world. He is showing also at Liverpool a great capacity to be a great manager.”