The Blues have won their last three domestic outings, closing the gap on fourth-placed Manchester City to just eight points.
Nonetheless, their opponents are too enjoying an impressive run of form, having bounced back from their 3-0 defeat to Everton at the beginning of February, and firmly remain in contention for a European spot.
So, who could Guus Hiddink call upon to extend their winning streak against Mark Hughes’ side?
Could Ruben Loftus-Cheek, after signing a new five-year contract at the beginning of the week reportedly worth £60,000 per-week, be awarded a rare start?
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