When asked about Manchester City coming up on Saturday after yesterday’s massive win against Atletico Madrid, Antonio Conte lamented the fact the game was less than 72 hours away — the FA once again doing as little as possible to help English teams in Europe — and that proper recovery and preparation is nigh impossible in that short of a timeframe.
We’ll just have to our best, I suppose. It’s the last Chelsea match for the next two weeks, so time to buckle down, pay great attention, and summon any and all reserves of determination and will. The squad arrived back in London around 4am yesterday and were back in light training this afternoon already. The work work work work never stops.
Beyond the matchday exertions, there are no new injuries as far as we’re aware. Alvaro Morata was seen hobbling a bit with an ice-pack after last night, but that’s unlikely to be anything concerning. Danny Drinkwater remains out, while David Luiz will serve the final match of his domestic three-match suspension.
3-4-3? 3-5-2? Choose wisely.