Chelsea are committing to Graham Potter’s long-term project and will be relieved to finally see the team get back to winning ways.
The west Londoners overcame a 1-0 deficit against the in-form Borussia Dortmund to secure a place in the last 16 of the Champions League, and with that following up a 1-0 win over Leeds, Chelsea are now on a two-game winning streak for the first time since October.
Here’s how the Blues’ schedule looks after Borussia Dortmund’s visit.
The Foxes are in disarray. It was an abomination of a week for Brendan Rodgers’ side as they were dumped out of the FA Cup by second tier Blackburn Rovers and beaten on the south coast by Southampton.
The Blues will be licking their lips when they visit the King Power and have a great opportunity to secure back-to-back Premier League.
Sean Dyche has endured a mixed start to his tenure as Everton manager, but many expect the former Burnley boss to guide the Toffees to safety. Nevertheless, they’re firmly in the relegation dogfight and you can already project how Dyche will set his side up when they visit Stamford Bridge.
Low block and counter-attack. Will the goal-shy Blues be able to penetrate?
Chelsea return from the international break with a home game against Aston Villa to kick off April. The Villans have been an inconsistent outfit since Unai Emery took over, but there’s no doubting their improvement.
The Blues were fortunate to taste victory in the reverse fixture, with Kepa Arrizabalaga producing a stellar performance between the sticks.
The first meeting between these sides was a rather sorry state of affairs. Mykhailo Mudryk’s impressive cameo was the main talking point from their stalemate, but the Ukrainian has struggled to build on the initial promise.
Nevertheless, Liverpool have shown signs of mounting a resurgence in recent weeks and look determined to secure a top four spot despite their miserable season so far.
Julen Lopetegui has returned Wolves to their functional best. They’ve got plenty of technicians within their ranks, but they remain a rather dull and uninspiring outfit.
Their form under the former Sevilla boss has been steady, and they’ve clawed their way up to 13th in the Premier League table. However, they’re just five points clear of the drop having played a game more than many of their relegation rivals.
Defeat at his former club was the beginning of Potter’s demise in west London. After Chelsea’s 4-1 thrashing at Brighton, they’ve gone on to win just three of their 13 Premier League games.
Roberto De Zerbi’s Seagulls have been majestic since Potter’s mid-season exit and are in contention for their first-ever European berth.
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