Chelsea return home for one last Premier League game this season, but even though the finish line is well within sight now, there’s still plenty to play for. The top-four race will come down to the wire, and Chelsea must have these three points to stay in the driver’s seat.
With kick-off less than 72 hours after the Europa League semifinal exertions in Frankfurt, picking a starting lineup will not be straightforward — especially as another match on Thursday, then another on Sunday still await before we either begin the offseason or start preparations for the Europa League final.
Eden Hazard was rested at the start of the last game, while Chelsea are keeping a very close eye on Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s nagging back problems. With Rüdiger and Hudson-Odoi out for the season and Gary Cahill apparently picking up an injury, the squad is dwindling slowly, complicating the selection process.