MAURIZIO SARRI is set to finally start Callum Hudson-Odoi when Chelsea play Brighton on Wednesday night after protests by fans.
And Ruben Loftus-Cheek is likely to fit into midfield for the clash against Chris Hughton’s side.
Sarri could name a much-changed side from that one that scraped a lucky 2-1 win over Cardiff.
Gonzalo Higuain looks at risk of being axed from the XI that beat the Bluebirds. Expect Olivier Giroud to come in in his place.
Eden Hazard injected some much needed life into the Stamford Bridge side when he came on as a sub last weekend.
He can provide a potent attacking force one side of Giroud, with Hudson-Odoi on the other in place of Pedro.
Sarri has spoken of being patient despite the hype around the English teenager.
On Hudson-Odoi, he said before the Cardiff clash: “It is for his good, but also for my good. He needs to improve more – I want him to improve more – and he has to stay with his feet on the floor.”
But fans turned on him for not going with the youngster last weekend – and Jamie Carragher was fuming with “stupid” Sarri for doing so.
Loftus-Cheek got the winner against Neil Warnock’s side and could be rewarded with a start in place of Mateo Kovacic.
Jorginho and N’Golo Kante – who will return to the starting XI – should complete the midfield.
Marcos Alonso is likely to be replaced by Emerson as Chelsea continue their fight for a top four spot.