Chelsea are aiming to kick-start their Premier League season as they travel the short distance across west London to neighbours Fulham. For Mauricio Pochettino it is the perfect chance to secure what would be the first case of back-to-back wins since he took charge.
After a week of injuries and some off-field drama through Noni Madueke, he will be hoping to come through the game unscathed and in a position to attack the final fixture before an international break that might bring some luck in terms of returning players. The task first up is to get just a second win in the league.
Pochettino will be working without both of his star full-backs as Reece James and Ben Chilwell once more find themselves sidelined through injury. It leaves him with a dilemma in defence over just what selection he goes with, meanwhile there are also questions in attack.
Nicolas Jackson is suspended for the game having picked up five yellow cards in opening six games, leaving Pochettino without a first team striker fit enough to play 90 minutes. Armando Broja has come back into the mix but is not yet ready to start a game whilst Deivid Washington is still inexperienced and hasn't made an appearance for the first team.
There is also a dilemma in the backline with who features in right-back and left-back due to Malo Gusto's own absence after the red card he got against Aston Villa. It has left Pochettino once more scrambling around to make the most of his options and there are some interesting things to pick out from training that could give a hint as to the manager's thinking.
Here's what football.london spotted in the latest round of pictures from the session.
It hasn't been a great week for Madueke. After missing out on the squad againstRead on football.london