Chelsea has turned down a proposal for its players to wear shirts in support of captain John Terry, who has been charged with racially abusing an opponent.
Some of the Blues squad and staff had raised the prospect of donning T-shirts showing their backing for the skipper.
While supportive of Terry, Chelsea does not want to do anything that could be viewed as provocative or construed as a potential contempt of court ahead of Terry's hearing in February.
Liverpool was heavily criticised for allowing its players to wear T-shirts in support of Luis Suarez during the warm-up to the Premier League game at Wigan.
Suarez has been banned for eight-match ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra.