The top-four matters once again, and after a most dramatic week, it matters quite a lot indeed in this match as two teams level on 55 points lock horns for fourth place, while a few others team just below hope that we just keep dropping points.
With just one win from our last four league games, we’re making this much more dramatic than it ever should’ve been. We did pick up a point midweek, which does put us back ahead of West Ham on goal difference. We control our own destiny, but it’s a precarious destiny indeed.
Tuchel rotated his side a bit on Tuesday, so Chelsea should be well rested in certain key positions — or at least as rested as can be at this stage of the season. Thiago Silva should be ready for action again, though that’s unlikely to be the case with Mateo Kovačić, who remains out with a bothersome hamstring.