Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is nervously waiting to see if he can include Tammy Abraham for today’s clash with fellow top four hopefuls Leicester.
The Blues travel to face Brendan Rodgers’ men at the King Power Stadium in today’s lunchtime kick off in the Premier League.
Chelsea have won just once in the league this calendar year, and will be desperate to see an up turn in form against the Foxes this afternoon.
Their plight could be made more difficult though by an injury to Tammy Abraham sustained in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal last weekend.
The England striker had to be helped off the pitch against the Gunners following a knock to the ankle, but Lampard is confident that the 22-year-old has not suffered any long-term damage.
“He has trained today and felt okay,” Lampard said. “We need to see if there is a reaction because it is a pain injury.
“There is a lot of pain and even in training he has pain. So I am going to look at that one overnight and test him in the morning.
“He did get out there today which is a positive in the longer term.”
Abraham crashed into the advertising hoardings against Arsenal last weekend
If Abraham is not deemed fit, Michy Batshuayi is expected to replace him, with Olivier Giroud taking his place on the bench.
Elsewhere, Reece James is likely to return at right-back, pushing Cesar Azpilicueta out to the left-hand side.
Mason Mount or Ross Barkley could get the nod to join Jorginho and N’Golo Kante in midfield, but Mateo Kovacic will be hoping Lampard keeps faith with him.
In attack, Callum Hudson-Odoi is likely to continue on left flank, with Willian on the right.
Predicted Chelsea line-up (4-3-3): Arrizabalaga; James, Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic; Willian, Hudson-Odoi, Batshuayi