For the first time in recent memory, Chelsea have had a whole week to prepare (and get healthy) for a match, which should bode well not only for Saturday’s trip to the Emirates to play Arsenal, but also the upcoming League Cup semifinal second leg against Spurs.
The concerns affecting the squad are related to transfers instead. Alvaro Morata may or may not be available depending on how close he is to completing his rumored move to Atletico Madrid. Gonzalo Higuain may or may not be available depending on how close he is to completing to expected move to Chelsea. If he’s signed and registered by midday on Friday, he will eligible. If he isn’t, he won’t able to play until next weekend — he won’t be eligible for the Spurs match regardless as he was not registered for the first leg of the semifinal.
The only other concern at the moment is Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s back injury, which is expected to sideline him for a few more weeks.