Chelsea would host Tottenham Hotspurs at home needing to perform against their fellow London rivals.
It promises to be an epic encounter as the Blues trade tackles with Spurs at Stamford Bridge.
The home side is in fine form and should get a result but with Tottenham beating Pep Guardiola’s side at the weekend, it could be a tough call to make.
Chelsea prevailed over Rennes 1-2 on Tuesday having shown form in the domestic campaign.
However, it would be interesting to see how both teams cancel each other on the pitch.
The big quest here is can Chelsea win at home against Jose Mourinho’s men as the Portuguese tactician masterminded the much-needed win courtesy of the impact made by Giovani Lo Celso off the substitute bench?
While the football world mourns the demise of legendary figure Diego Maradona, much would be in view ahead of this fixture. Gareth Bale’s availability for Spurs makes the visiting side even more formidable though Chelsea have got their own superstar in Hakim Ziyech.
The Moroccan international has been at the end of Chelsea’s attacking play and should provide reasons for optimism ahead of the fixture.
Lampard would go toe to toe with his former boss Mourinho leaving us in the how the father and son tussle would look like on the pitch.
With Spurs rejuvenated with a place at the top of the EPL summit, coupled with the fact that Chelsea is playing at home, it would certainly be tough to predict where the match will swing to.
Both sides have got the quality to make things count on the pitch but the tactics of these two managers would play a key role in determining the outcome o the game.
Chelsea may have some kind of ascendancy having beaten spurs more in the league.
But with Spurs led by Mourinho who knows Chelsea inside out after managing them on different tenures, much would be made from this fixture.
It’s just mind-boggling to decide who wins this match as Premier League returns this weekend.
Both sides would be looking for an interesting game on the pitch while Chelsea player like Edouard Mendy,
Mason Mount and Timo Werner must be in top-form if they must counter the effect of Tottenham’s two of Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane and possible starter (Lucas) Moura with a win.
Though, Toby Alderweireld is out injured for Spurs at the moment.