Chelsea travel to Old Trafford on Thursday night to face Manchester United in the Premier League.
Frank Lampard is approaching the end of his caretaker spell at Stamford Bridge, with two games left to play before he departs Chelsea and is replaced by Mauricio Pochettino who has agreed terms on a three-year deal.
After losing 1-0 to Premier League champions Manchester City last time out, Chelsea head across Manchester to Old Trafford five days later to face Erik ten Hag’s side who are on the verge of securing Champions League football next season.
United need one point from their two remaining games to ensure they head back to the Champions League after a 2022/23 campaign of Europa League action.
It ended in a draw in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge earlier this season after Casemiro’s stoppage time goal levelled the game after Jorginho’s 87th minute penalty.
So how could Chelsea line-up against Manchester United?
Possible XI: Kepa, Chalobah, Silva, Fofana, Azpilicueta, Enzo, Loftus-Cheek, Gallagher, Hall, Madueke, Felix
Kepa Arrizabalaga returned to the starting XI against Man City after Edouard Mendy was preferred in the 2-2 draw to Nottingham Forest.
Benoit Badiashile has been ruled out for several months with a hamstring injury. Marc Cucurella, Kalidou Koulibaly, Reece James and Ben Chilwell are all out injured.
Mason Mount, N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic are all set to be absent due to injury, which could hand Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Conor Gallagher the chance to start at Old Trafford.
Raheem Sterling has a hamstring issue, England boss Gareth Southgate has revealed, which could see Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke return to the starting XI on Thursday.
Joao Felix is available for selection again, Lampard has confirmed, after missing the defeat to Man City due to a small injury.
Chelsea vs Brighton & Hove Albion: Confirmed team news for Premier League clash
“Disappointing” – Former Chelsea star slams sackings & club’s transfer policy after summer departure
FA Cup third round draw: Chelsea ball number, confirmed teams, how to watch, fixture dates
When and who are the Chelsea players still playing at 2022 World Cup and how to watch action in Qatar?
When and who do Chelsea play on their return to Premier League action?
Aston Villa vs Chelsea LIVE: John McGinn clinches Challenge Cup victory in Abu Dhabi as Broja suffers knee injury
Watch: Relive Chelsea’s thrilling 4-4 draw against Man City as Cole Palmer silences former club
“That’s how I find out” – Chelsea star explains moment he learned of special Mauricio Pochettino decision
Watch: Mauricio Pochettino handed huge injury return as Chelsea prepare for Aston Villa clash
Opinions5 days ago
Double Chelsea apology has to be actioned vs Brighton amid ‘angry and disappointed’ Pochettino
Transfers5 days ago
Revealed: The two Chelsea players who ‘could consider their immediate futures’ amid Conor Gallagher ‘doubt’
News2 days ago
Mauricio Pochettino handed fresh injury blow as Malo Gusto & Reece James both ruled out of Brighton clash
News2 days ago
Pochettino reveals Lavia & Nkunku’s chances of facing Brighton as Gusto ruled out