MATCH REPORT: Chelsea v Cardiff City
Both clubs took perfect records into the international break and maintained their momentum with top-flight victories this weekend.
The Reds earned a 2-1 win at Wembley against Tottenham Hotspur, while Maurizio Sarri's side came from behind to thump Cardiff City 4-1 at Stamford Bridge, thanks to an Eden Hazard hat-trick.
Watford had also taken 12 points out of 12, but Javi Gracia's Hornets lost for the first time this term by going down 2-1 at home to Manchester United.
Chelsea, which leads Jurgen Klopp's side in the table on goal difference, makes the short trip to West Ham United in a week for its next league game.
Liverpool will have the chance to claim top spot, though, as it hosts Southampton at Anfield a day earlier, while both clubs play in Europe first.