EPL 2020-21 season preview: Part 1

Spenders Chelsea in a hurry for a revolution

Jurgen Klopp wanted Timo Werner (pictured), but Liverpool could not afford him and Chelsea could.
Jurgen Klopp wanted Timo Werner (pictured), but Liverpool could not afford him and Chelsea could.PHOTO: AFP

The second weekend's glamour game may have the subplot of the season's theme. Chelsea against Liverpool is change against continuity, spenders versus savers.

Chelsea have turned the clock back to the start of the Roman Abramovich era, when they blew everyone else out of the water with their financial power.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 10, 2020, with the headline 'Spenders Chelsea in a hurry for a revolution'. Print Edition | Subscribe