Chelsea kick off a meaningless nine-match run to end the 2015/16 on Saturday, against a West Ham United side that still have their sights set on a Champions League place. In all honesty, that was one of the strangest sentences that I've ever typed.
For the Blues, this nine-match spell should be a chance to work some fringe players into the mix, and give incoming manager Antonio Conte some Premier League film on each of them. Players like Baba Rahman, Kenedy, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Bertrand Traore should all see plenty of time as the Blues close out their season, especially with injuries taking a bit of a toll, and certain players needing a bit of a rest before a European championship summer.
While it wouldn't surprise me at all to see more youngsters getting minutes as the season winds down, my predicted lineup for this one only has Traore starting from the group mentioned above. We'll see if that prove accurate or not, but I'd be pretty surprised to see Chelsea start resting the veterans this early, especially with an international break following this round of fixtures.
Date/Time: Saturday, March 19 at 15:00 London time, your location
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, England
Referee: Robert Madley - We've seen Madley once already this season, on October 3 against Southampton. We lost that game 3-1, which featured seven yellow cards in total.
Forecast: Cool and cloudy, without much of a chance of rain
Television: NBCSN (USA), Star Sports HD 2 (India), BBC Radio (not televised in the UK), everywhere else
Streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)