Wijnaldum returns, Brewster on the bench
And with Klopp’s side visiting Stamford Bridge for arguably their toughest clash of the campaign so far, it increased the pressure on Liverpool.
“His game intelligence is really good, and that helps all of us,” he told reporters.
“But even Fabinho, playing in a midfield with two players around him who are not really involved in defending, he would look completely different as a player.
“So it’s all about, when we talk about our defensive players, how good they are, it’s because the team defends in a specific manner and that’s really important.”
Kickoff at Stamford Bridge is at 4.30pm, with Michael Oliver in charge of proceedings.
Chelsea: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Tomori, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Mount, Abraham
Substitutes: Caballero, Zouma, Alonso, Barkley, Pedro, Pulisic, Batshuayi
Substitutes: Kelleher, Gomez, Milner, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Shaqiri, Brewster