Chelsea's Premier League season restarts again on Sunday as Frank Lampard takes his side to struggling Aston Villa.
The Blues will have their sights set on a top four finish, but know they are there to be shot at with just a 2 point cushion from the chasing pack.
A comfort blanket for Chelsea comes in the fact that 5th place may well be good enough for Champions League football next season, depending on the outcome of Manchester City’s court case with UEFA.
For 19th placed Aston Villa, a controversial point on Wednesday against Sheffield United coupled with defeats for Bournemouth and West Ham on Saturday leaves them with a golden opportunity to pull closer to survival.
Dean Smith’s side are currently 2 points from safety and with an inferior goal difference to those above them.
Blues boss Lampard should have a fully fit squad to pick from, with the suspended Jorginho the only player set to miss out.
The Brazilian’s absence will be a blow for Lampard, with Billy Gilmour expected to take his place in midfield.
Villa gaffer Dean Smith is expected to shuffle his pack after the draw at Bramall Lane.
Keinan Davis and John McGinn are expected to be rested for this one, with Trezeguet and Mbwana Samatta set to rotate back into the side.