MANCHESTER – Frank Lampard's young Chelsea side face a major test of their progress when they face Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Sunday.
Last week's impressive 5-2 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers showed Chelsea's potential with striker Tammy Abraham grabbing a hat-trick and two other academy products in Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori also on target.
But it has been a mixed start to the season for Lampard's side and they have been particularly patchy at home - giving up a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with promoted Sheffield United and losing 1-0 in the Champions League to Spanish club Valencia.
Liverpool also tasted defeat in Europe with a 2-0 loss to Napoli in Italy but Juergen Klopp's men lead the Premier League with five wins from five.
The match is Chelsea's biggest test since their opening day 4-0 loss at Manchester United and Abraham believes they will be fired up.