As Chelsea FC travel to Old Trafford to square off with a shaky Manchester United, here is the strongest line-up that the Blues can play.
Chelsea dropped yet more Premier League points on Boxing Day as Watford put in an impressive display to earn a 2-2 draw. Oscar had a chance to steal a victory late on, but his slip sent the penalty flying over the crossbar.
Diego Costa bagged both of the West Londoners’ goals but picked up a yellow card to trigger a suspension for the United clash. The overall performance, though, was encouraging.
Nevertheless, the dropped points mean that Chelsea are still in deep trouble, languishing in 15th position. If the Blues are to qualify for the Champions League next season, they cannot afford anymore hiccups through to the end of the season.
Consequently, this Manchester United fixture is crucial. With Louis Van Gaal under severe pressure, here is who Chelsea should field in order to take advantage of their rivals’ struggles.