ason Mount should return to the Chelsea starting XI as the Blues host Watford on the final day of the season later today.
Thomas Tuchel opted to rest Mount for the visit of Leicester in midweek, with the England international an unused substitute, but he’s expected to return to the team against the Hornets.
With third-place secured in the Premier League, barring a three-point and 18-goal swing as Tottenham in fourth travel to Norwich, the Chelsea boss has hinted that he may rotate his side and giving some of those on the fringes of the squad a rare opportunity. Kepa Arrizabalaga and Saul Niguez will be hoping for end-of-season appearances.
Romelu Lukaku’s poor performance against Leicester, however, could see him dropped.
One man who is expected to miss out is Mateo Kovacic, with the midfielder unlikely to be risked as he recovers from an ankle injury, while Andreas Christensen has probably made his last Chelsea appearance.
Antonio Rudiger will be saying his goodbyes to Stamford Bridge ahead of his move away, but Tuchel has kept faith with the German in recent weeks despite that and he should start again.
Ben Chilwell is back in training, after his long absence following surgery on his torn ACL, though Chelsea fans will have to wait until pre-season to see the left-back return to action.
”He was back in team training which was very, very good news and a big uplift for everybody and well deserved,” Tuchel said.
“So nice to see him back in training. Of course, not available for the match.”
Predicted Chelsea XI (3-4-3): Mendy; Chalobah, Sarr, Rudiger; James, Loftus-Cheek, Saul, Alonso; Mount, Pulisic, Havertz
Injured: Ben Chilwell, Callum Hudson-Odoi
Doubts: Andreas Christensen