High-flying Chelsea crashed back down to Earth on Wednesday, but there isn’t much time to feel sorry for ourselves. In fact, there’s just barely enough time to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and get back on the pitch to make things right.
Saturday’s game will be the third in seven days, and it’s once again a must-win. They’re all must wins of course, but each non-won must-win makes the next must-win even more of a must-win. Yeah, science!
On the plus side, Chelsea continue to operate with a nearly fully fit squad. There had been concerns over Christian Pulisic and Andreas Christensen ahead of Wednesday’s game, but they were both passed fit to start, while even Callum Hudson-Odoi had returned to the bench for the first time in Project Restart.
The only player expected to miss out is Fikayo Tomori, who continues to deal with some sort of muscular injury.