After yet another frustrating result, Chelsea will look to bounce back on Wednesday night at home against Crystal Palace.
The source of biggest frustration over the weekend was our attack, and to make matters worse, we’ll have to make do without our two best attacking players, Cole Palmer and Raheem Sterling, for this one as well. Both players are suspended after picking up their fifth yellows of the season on Sunday. We’re certainly very, very good at picking up yellow cards — especially silly ones like Palmer for kicking the ball away and Sterling for a cheap and obvious dive.
Further concern will be the status of Lesley Ugochukwu, who had just come back from injury to start, only to be force off in the second half. He appeared to be grabbing at his hamstring though there’s been no word about his condition yet. Presumably Moisés Caicedo will have recovered from the illness that kept him out over the weekend.
In some welcome good news, Noni Madueke also made a rare appearance in our last game, while Roméo Lavia went out for a warm-up but didn’t quite get a second-half introduction.
Enzo Fernández, Reece James, Ben Chilwell, Wesley Fofana, Carney Chukwuemeka, Marc Cucurella, Robert Sánchez, and Trevoh Chalobah remainout.