Two giants of English football who are now revising their pre-season targets.
At the start of the campaign Liverpool playing Chelsea at Anfield would have been expected to be a title tussle, but instead the two struggling sides are languishing in mid-table.
Both are on 28 points, a huge 19 points adrift of Premier League leaders Arsenal, but Jurgen Klopp’s side have played one fewer game than Graham Potter’s team.
Last season’s league meetings ended in draws, but Chelsea will be aiming for revenge after being beaten on penalties by Liverpool in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup finals.
With the Reds and Blues both out of form and out of sorts in the top flight, defeat for either on Saturday will surely deliver a knockout blow to their top-four hopes.
It sets us up for an intriguing lunchtime battle on Merseyside (kick-off 12:30 GMT).