Chelsea will finally bring Premier League action back to Stamford Bridge on Thursday evening when second-placed side Manchester City provide the opposition.
The Blues held their nerve to come from behind to defeat struggling Aston Villa 2-1 at Villa Park on Sunday afternoon and they will now look forward to their first home fixture in more than three months.
Manager Frank Lampard has no new injury concerns to contend with ahead of his side’s meeting with Manchester City. Defender Fikayo Tomori and midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi are The Blues’ only injuries with neither player close to a return.
Italian international midfielder Jorginho is available following suspension and it will be fascinating to see whether Blues boss Lampard opts to rotate his squad with the games now coming thick and fast.
Manchester City will make the long trip down to South West London without the services of goal machine Sergio Aguero who has undergone surgery on a knee injury. Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus could deputise in his absence. Defender Eric Garcia is also set to miss out after suffering concussion in City’s recent victory over Arsenal.
The match is scheduled to kick-off at 8.15pm on Thursday evening and will be screened live on BT Sport 1.