Chelsea will be looking to tighten their grip on a Champions League place as they travel to Rafael Benitez’s former club Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.
The Blues go in to the game having won four of their last five league games, the latest of which came at Craven Cottage on Wednesday evening.
Ashley Cole could be involved after missing the short trip to Fulham through injury, while Marko Marin is also expected to be fit in time to be considered for selection though Gary Cahill isn’t set to return to training until next week, so captain John Terry could retain his place.
Meanwhile, Andre Schurrle’s proposed move to Stamford Bridge appears to be a step closer, after Bayer Leverkusen confirmed they are in talks with Chelsea officials.
The 22 year old was the subject of two separate bids last summer, though the latest offer of £20 million looks to have finally broken the Bundesliga side’s resistance.
However, the Express have reported that Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski could move to Chelsea, if Jose Mourinho retakes the reigns as expected.
Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo has revealed that the Real Madrid boss travelled to Germany last week to cast an eye over Lewandowski, who has also been strongly linked with Manchester United.