Chelsea are back in action for the third time in just seven days this Saturday as the Champions of three seasons ago come to town. It’s a game that Chelsea should be expected to win. Should.
The bit of midweek rotation will have been helpful in that regard as N’Golo Kanté, Jorginho, Marcos Alonso, and almost David Luiz as well got to rest. David was called into action late after Andreas Christensen picked up an unfortunate (but supposedly minor) hamstring injury. He’s joined by Álvaro Morata’s twisted knees (though his initial prognosis was good as well) and Gary Cahill’s mystery problem that caused him to miss the League Cup tie on Wednesday.
In better news, Eden Hazard looked healthy enough to make a telling impact on Wednesday and the rest of the forward line and the midfield is being rotated at a steady clip to hopefully keep everyone fresh — well, everyone except Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater, neither of whom are in Sarri’s plans, so they’ve also been off the voting form.