Teams: Chelsea v Liverpool

The teams have been announced for Liverpool's Champions League semi-final first-leg against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tonight.

Rafa looks to have gone for a 4-4-2 formation, with Bellamy and Kuyt both starting. Zenden looks set to play on the left of midfield, Gerrard on the right, flanking Mascherano and Alonso. Arbeloa and Riise will play at full-back with Carragher and Agger in the middle. Pepe Reina is of course in goal. Rafa doesn't seem to be planning a defensive approach.

Despite protestations from Jose Mourinho, his team is hardly a reserve one, but now it's time for the talking to be put on hold – at least until after this first leg.

Chelsea: 1 Cech, 20 Ferreira, 6 Carvalho, 26 Terry, 3 Cole, 4 Makelele, 10 Cole, 12 Mikel, 8 Lampard, 7 Shevchenko, 11 Drogba
Subs: 23 Cudicini, 9 Boulahrouz, 14 Geremi, 18 Bridge, 19 Diarra, 21 Kalou, 24 Wright-Phillips

Liverpool: 25 Reina, 2 Arbeloa, 23 Carragher, 5 Agger, 6 Riise, 8 Gerrard, 14 Alonso, 20 Mascherano, 32 Zenden, 18 Kuyt, 17 Bellamy
Subs: 1 Dudek, 4 Hyypia, 11 Gonzalez, 15 Crouch, 16 Pennant, 22 Sissoko, 29 Paletta

Referee: Markus Merk

Kick-off: 7.45pm BST