Transfer Drama: Amid Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia's transfer tussle, Chelsea and Liverpool's battle for three points pales, overshadowed by the fervor of the transfer window.

Caicedo's Dilemma: Caicedo leans toward Stamford Bridge, but Brighton's transfer fee dispute stalls his move. Liverpool's £111 million offer accepted earlier adds tension to the chase.

Lavia's Shift: Chelsea's sudden pursuit of Lavia might surprise Liverpool, shifting attention away from their significant opening weekend clash for recovery from last season's setbacks.

Match Info: Date: Sun, Aug. 13 | Time: 11:30 a.m. ET | Location: Stamford Bridge, London | Live stream: Peacock | Odds: Chelsea +175; Draw +260; Liverpool +138

Despite a year of spending, Pochettino inherits a Chelsea team with midfield gaps after Kante and Kovacic's departures. Gallagher and Fernandez could partner in midfield.

Reece James, Chelsea's young captain, symbolizes their new era under Pochettino. His leadership mirrors Chelsea's vision of progress. 

Liverpool's focus shifts to their midfield dynamics with Caicedo, Lavia, and more. Alexander-Arnold's new central role is key, surrounded by summer signings.

With Fabinho and Henderson gone, filling the midfield anchor role becomes pivotal. Curtis Jones might step in temporarily, but a long-term solution is unclear.

Liverpool's "reloaded" squad raises questions. Can Robertson adapt as an auxiliary center back? Will Szoboszlai's positioning influence Salah's attacking prowess? Exciting answers await.

Prediction: Expect a tight encounter, possibly settled by a single goal, favoring the team with Salah's brilliance. PICK: Chelsea 0, Liverpool 1