Chelsea host Brentford in a west London derby at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon on Kilamiti.
The Blues have lost as many Premier League games as Manchester City this season (three) but are effectively consigned to nothing more than a third-place finish given the double-digit point gap to Liverpool and the Citizens.
Two wins in their last three games has provided Brentford with a reassuring eight-point buffer ahead of 18th-placed Watford.
Brentford were without their new creative hub Christian Eriksen for their final game before the international break. However, the Danish midfielder returned for his country during the hiatus and may well be back in Thomas Frank’s plans this weekend.
Josh Dasilva has now completed the three-game suspension which an 11th-minute straight red card against Newcastle earned him. However, long-term absentee Julian Jeanvier is still some way short of match fitness.