Chelsea will look to overcome some sloppy form and further cement their top-four spot when they host Wolves on Saturday afternoon.
Thomas Tuchel has seen his men win just one of their previous four Premier League outings, being thrashed by Arsenal, drawing with Manchester United and losing to relegation-threatened Everton in that period of time.
Looking to make sure of third place, the Blues now face a Wolves side that has lost its last three in the league. Here’s how Tuchel could set his side up.
GK: Edouard Mendy – Chelsea’s first-choice shot-stopper is set for a 31st league appearance of the campaign.
CB: Cesar Azpilicueta – Has been uncharacteristically hot-headed of late but should continue in the side for a fifth consecutive Premier League start.
CB: Thiago Silva – The veteran carries on performing and is in line for a 13th start in his side’s previous 15 league fixtures.
CB: Antonio Rudiger – 90min understands Real Madrid are confident of securing a deal for the brutally strong German, who has had a largely fantastic season and a sure starter for this side.
RWB: Reece James – Chelsea are desperate to tie the wing-back to a new deal and it’s not difficult to see why.
CM: N’Golo Kante – Not included last time out but should be ready to return to the fold for this one.
CM: Mateo Kovacic – Replaced Jorginho at the break last time out and, following reports that the change was enforced, the Croatian may take his place from the outset here.
LWB: Marcos Alonso – Ben Chilwell is still absent, so another start for the Spaniard is only natural.
RF: Mason Mount – Money Mase is really enjoying a good individual campaign for the Blues, now looking for a 20th Premier League goal involvement in his 31st league appearance.
ST: Kai Havertz – There seems to be no doubt over who leads the line in Chelsea blue anymore, with Havertz starting nine of the previous ten league outings.
LF: Christian Pulisic – A bit of refreshment can do the forward line no harm after the display at Goodison Park last time out, so we could see Pulisic come into the fold.