Chelsea were one-upped in the self-inflicted implosion department by Leicester City over the weekend, as the Foxes contrived to throw away an easy 1-0 win against Bournemouth, turning it into a 4-1 defeat and thus letting Chelsea free out of the 3-0 jail we put ourselves into against Sheffield United the day before.
And while that most likely means that Manchester United will jump into third today, assuming that they beat Southampton, it does also mean that Chelsea remain firmly in control of our own top-four destiny, and with a tiny bit of error margin as well (since Leicester City and Manchester United play each other on the final day of the season).
But, as teams and players and coaches like to say in these situations, we just have to worry about ourselves — and there’s plenty to worry about! — and get the job done — and there’s plenty to do!
Frank Lampard said that Saturday’s game has taught him a lot regarding the players, but with just a few weeks left in the season, the scope of possible changes is fairly limited.
Unfortunately, N’Golo Kanté, Billy Gilmour, and Fikayo Tomori remain out. Everyone else should be available, if perhaps a bit tired — hopefully Christian Pulisic without any lingering effects from the knock he seemed to pick up on Saturday — and many with a point to prove.