Chelsea host Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in a clash that will give both clubs a fantastic opportunity to make an early statement in the Premier League title race.
With both sides in strong form going into the tie, here’s how the home side could line up.
While the versatile Spaniard Cesar Azpilicueta and club captain Gary Cahill are likely to start, the third berth in Chelsea’s three man defence is more open to speculation.
Antonio Rudiger will compete with Danish star Andreas Christensen for the final spot.
Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses will be deployed in the wing-back roles by Antonio Conte for Saturday’s top of the table contest.
Energetic midfield duo N’Golo Kante and Tiemoue Bakayoko will be tasked with stifling the array of creative midfield talent Manchester City posses within their side.
Eden Hazard looks to be getting back to the form that saw him named PFA Player of the Year for the 2014/15 season. The Belgian international will be a key weapon for Chelsea, if they are to inflict a first defeat of this campaign on City.
Alvaro Morata just can’t stop scoring goals and it wouldn’t surprise many to see the former Real Madrid man on the scoresheet again this weekend, although a fitness scare could mean Michy Batshuayi is called upon to deputise.