Given how dominant Chelsea have been this season, the larger focus of most Premier League fans and experts has been who will make up the rest of the top four behind them.
Such has been the dominance of Antonio Conte’s men that no one is even close to knocking them off the top right now.
Whilst their attacking play has been solid, their good attacking is built on the base of an extremely solid defence.
The duo of Gary Cahill, David Luiz and Cesar Azpilicueta have formed a near impenetrable unit this season, making it hard for most opposition sides to score too many past them.
However, there appears to be a slight bit of concern for the fitness of Cesar Azpilicueta. The defender was on Chelsea TV’s “Friday Night Live” alongside Pedro, and was sporting a cast on his left hand. Given how vital he is to the Chelsea defence, not having him around for the West Ham game might not be a good thing for the Blues.