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Chelsea showed character to come from behind and defeat Liverpool 2-1 in the Carabao Cup third round tie at Anfield on Wednesday night.

The two teams will face each other in the Premier League on Saturday evening, and another interesting game is expected at the Bridge.

Ahead of the game, ESPN FC pundit Craig Burley has revealed that Chelsea have a problem in the striking department, and Maurizio Sarri has a difficult decision to make ahead of the game, whether to start Olivier Giroud or Alvaro Morata.

Morata has struggled this season and has found the net just once this term, while Giroud who has been decent is yet to find the net. Giroud has been important for the side and has forged a good understanding with Eden Hazard, but his poor goal scoring ratio which we saw in the World Cup has carried on to the Premier League.

“He was given an opportunity and he was hopeless again, absolutely hopeless,” Burley explained.

“I just can’t fathom this guy out. He led the line for Real Madrid and Juventus, played in the Champions League final, played for Spain and just looks as if he’s completely lost.

“Do you know what he reminds me of? Do you remember when Chelsea paid £50m for Fernando Torres?”

He added: “It is a big problem for Chelsea because you can’t just keep saying to Eden Hazard and one or two others ‘carry the team’.

“You can’t go through a full domestic and European season as they are with a striker who’s struggling.

“And if Olivier Giroud doesn’t come in and fill that gap then it’s going to be a huge problem.”

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