No time to rest, Chelsea go again, this time in the Europa League in the most beautiful city in central Europe, Prague. Just under 72 hours will have passed between the final whistle on the Eden Show at Stamford Bridge on Monday night and kick-off at the Eden Stadium, which probably won’t feature the Eden Show, at least not from the start.
Maurizio Sarri has already hinted at mass rotation, especially with another massive game coming up just 72 hours after this one, away at Anfield.
Of course, this exercise is about whom you would choose to start, but it’s still important to keep in mind real-life considerations such as fitness and strength of opposition.
As far as we can tell right now, all players should be available. Marcos Alonso had been nursing a minor hamstring injury, but he had been back in training last week and should be good to go. Other than the ongoing maintenance on players like Loftus-Cheek, there are currently no noteworthy injury concerns in the squad.
Chelsea will be flying out later today, with Sarri set for a press conference at some point tonight as well, presumably, so we might know more later, but for now, there’s plenty to choose from.