This week has been far better than the one that came before it for Chelsea. The Blues have recorded back-to-back wins to ease the pressure on Antonio Conte and, more importantly, have been able to welcome several players back from injury.
For much of this month Conte has spent a large chunk of his pre-match and post-match press conferences bemoaning his lack of squad depth given Victor Moses, Danny Drinkwater, N'Golo Kanté and Álvaro Morata were all ruled out.
Whether that was the correct decision is debatable; the Italian's complaints gave the Chelsea players an excuse when they underperformed. With three of the four back in training, however, there can be no justification for a poor display against Bournemouth tomorrow.
The Blues travel to the Vitality Stadium knowing a win, and other results going their way, could see the gap to second spot shrink to two points. Conte's side would still trail runaway leaders Manchester City by some distance, but they would be building momentum.
The Chelsea boss has the option of throwing Kanté back into Premier League action after the diminutive French midfielder returned to training this week following his hamstring injury.
Given Bournemouth sit 19th in the table and have only claimed two wins, perhaps it will be sensible for the Italian to err on the side of caution and only name him as a substitute.
Drinkwater, too, is likely to be on the bench while Conte has to decided if he recalls Morata to the starting XI or keeps faith in Michy Batshuayi, who looked sharp in the Carabao Cup win over Everton despite not scoring.
The only player Chelsea have ruled out through injury is Victor Moses. The Nigerian international picked up a hamstring problem in the defeat to Crystal Palace and is likely to be out for at least another two weeks, if not longer.
César Azpilicueta could play the right wing-back role but Conte could, and perhaps should, give Davide Zappacosta a start given his impressive display against the Toffees in midweek.
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