There’s light at the end of international football tunnel, with proper football once again on the horizon. In fact, Chelsea have just about 48 hours before the Premier League campaign resumes with a trip to Leicester City for a matchup of the last two champions.
As much of a boring annoyance the international break may have been, Chelsea did get measurably healthier and deeper during it. In fact, the only player not available for certain is club captain Gary Cahill, who will be serving the third game of his three-match suspension.
Eden Hazard is back but may not immediately slot back in. Charly Musonda Jr also seems to have recovered from whatever injury was ailing him, while midfield duo Tiemoué Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater should be raring to go. Drinwater’s fellow deadline day signing, Daivde Zappacosta is also ready to kick on from his Man of the Match performance against Isreal.
All-in-call, the big question remains squad rotation (with seven games in three weeks) and whether to stick with the 3-4-3 or switch to the 3-5-2.