Date: 27th March 2018 at 11:23pm
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A little look at the league table on the right sees Chelsea five points behind rivals Tottenham Hotspur. With eight games remaining, there are 24 points still up for grabs. Sunday`s game is very much a six-pointer.

Victory for Chelsea and they`re hot the heels of Spurs, just two points behind them. On the other hand, defeat will leave an eight point deficit. Chelsea`s hopes of grabbing fourth spot will then be dependent on Tottenham having their traditional end of season meltdown.

The international break has seen some of Chelsea`s squad go off their travels, but for the rest, they`ve been at Cobham preparing for this weekend`s showdown. Thibaut Courtois and Andreas Christensen were both deemed unfit by their respective national managers and returned early.

The latest on those two is, that they will be fit enough to play on Sunday. It`s also possible that David Luiz will also be fit for a return to the starting XI. That one I`ll believe when I see it. The Brazilian has been more injury prone than Daniel Sturridge this season.

Ross Barkley has been training alone as he struggles to recover from the hamstring injury he has had since his arrival from Everton. This week, it`s hoped he`ll return to the main group as he attempts to get his Chelsea career going.

Chelsea have an excellent home record against Tottenham and Antonio Conte will know a victory is paramount. If he`s to leave his post at the end of the season, he`ll want to go having left the club in the best state possible.

As Chelsea fans, we`ll just have to hope that by 6pm on Sunday evening we`ll be just two points behind Spurs. Any suggestions to how the manager can make that happen will be welcomed in the comments section below.

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