Mauricio Pochettino takes charge with gaps to fill, notably in midfield after Kante and Kovacic departures.

Reece James, a rising star, leads as club captain, reflecting Chelsea's forward-looking vision.

Focus on midfield dynamics post-Fabinho and Henderson era, with Alexander-Arnold's central shifts

Questions arise about Robertson's role as auxiliary center back and tactics to engage Salah more centrally.

In this potentially intense showdown, the Salah factor could tip the scales

Young talent Conor Gallagher might pair with Enzo Fernandez in midfield, while Nkunku's absence hampers the attack.