Thanks to Leicester City blitzing Liverpool in the final ten minutes at the King Power today, and turning a 1-0 deficit into a 3-1 victory, Chelsea have a chance to get back up into the top-four with a win on Monday night against Newcastle United.
The unbeaten run under Tuchel has seen us pick up 10 points from 12 (while Liverpool have lost three straight) to close that gap, though there are plenty of teams just a hair’s breath behind us as well, including Everton and Spurs and Aston Villa, who would overtake us should they win all their games-in-hand.
The only thing we can do is keep winning however, and to that effect, we will have a few injury concerns for this one. Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz remain out, while we continue to pretend that Andreas Christensen didn’t suffer a concussion despite complaining of a headache at half-time on Thursday as he was substituted.
On the plus side, Timo Werner should be back from his dead leg after getting to rest in the Cup.