Chelsea are the Premier League meat in Sky’s Super Sunday sandwich, with Crystal Palace vs. Spurs the bottom bun, Conte vs. Mourinho the protein-filled lifesource in the middle, and the League Cup final between Manchester City and Arsenal the fancy topping on the top. Sky are obviously hoping that this will all add up to gourmet experience, but there’s every chance that the bottom will get all soggy and mushy, that the meat will be overcooked and tasteless, and that all the toppings will be fancy in name but will end up dominated by the Sky Blue aioli of oily bitterness.
Can you tell that it’s lunchtime?
In any case, Chelsea travel up to Manchester on Sunday, with Conte looking for his first win at Old Trafford — last year’s loss there was the final minor wobble in Chelsea’s path to the title.
The squad’s status is the same as it was for Tuesday’s match against Barcelona, with only Bakayoko, Barkley, and David Luiz unavailable. Chelsea have a full week to recover from this one, before returning to the City of Manchester to face the blue half next weekend.