Chelsea will be looking to put the weekend’s disappointing 3-3 Premier League draw with Southampton behind them as attention turns to Champions League action on Tuesday.
Frank Lampard’s side roared in to a 2-0 lead at Stamford Bridge against Saints, with Timo Werner’s first league goals for the club coming inside half an hour.
Danny Ings would pull one back for the visitors shortly before half-time, before Che Adams levelled things up on 57 minutes.
But Werner’s compatriot Kai Havertz would re-establish the Blues’ lead not long after, finishing off a well-constructed Chelsea move.
However, Southampton wouldn’t go away and in the 2nd minute of time added on, Jannik Vestergaard snatched a point for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.
Chelsea will quickly need to put the disappointment of the late equaliser behind them though, as they prepare to face Sevilla at the Bridge in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Along with the Spanish side, the Blues are in a group with Ligue 1 club Stade Rennais and Russian team FC Krasnodar.
Incidentally, Chelsea and Sevilla both finished 4th in their respective leagues last season, but that won’t matter much on the European stage.
Thiago Silva may be recalled to the squad by Frank Lampard due to his vast Champions League experience – he missed the game with Southampton due to the amount of travelling he had done with Brazil during the international break.
Edouard Mendy is rated 50-50 for Tuesday night’s game meanwhile, with the goalkeeper still recovering from a knock picked up whilst away with Senegal.
Sevilla meanwhile have had 3 players ruled out for the clash, with manager Julen Lopetegui claiming Oussama Idrissi, Jules Kounde and Aleix Vidal all haven’t travelled to London.