Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been boosted by the returns of two key players for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Leicester City.
Romelu Lukaku has made his return to training after shaking off an ankle issue, while Mason Mount recently had his wisdom teeth taken out but is also back in the fold.
However, with a crucial Champions League clash versus Juventus to come, Tuchel may be reluctant to field both men from the off, and Timo Werner is unlikely to feature alongside Mateo Kovacic.
Cesar Azpilicueta will eye a recall to the backline alongside Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger, with Reece James and Ben Chilwell continuing out wide despite Marcos Alonso‘s return from an ankle knock.
N’Golo Kante and Jorginho are expected to hold their places in the engine room with Kovacic sidelined, while Mount should be deemed fit enough to feature alongside Callum Hudson-Odoi in the final third.
Should Tuchel decide that Lukaku is only ready for a bench role at the King Power, Kai Havertz ought to spearhead the attack after his well-taken header to open the scoring against Burnley last time out.
Chelsea possible starting lineup: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell; Hudson-Odoi, Mount; Havertz