Chelsea are set to face off with Leicester City this coming weekend in a Premier League clash.
The Blues head into the game looking to bounce back from their thrashing at the hands of Leeds United in gameweek three.
Chelsea were well and truly dominated by Jesse Marsch’s side, losing the game 3-0.
That result means Chelsea are currently 12th in the Premier League with four points from their opening three.
Leicester City, meanwhile, are having an even worse start to 2022/23. The Foxes have so far failed to win a league game this term, drawing with Brentford on the opening weekend before then losing to Arsenal and Southampton.
Mateo Kovacic return
Part of the reason for Chelsea’s hammering at the hands of Leeds was their midfield.
N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic missed the game due to injury, leaving Thomas Tuchel with little choice but to start Jorginho and Conor Gallagher.
Both players could not cope with the Leeds press and Gallagher, in particular, looked very uncomfortable in a two-man midfield.
And with Kante expected to be out for a while longer, the west Londoners were pinning all their hopes on a Kovacic return.
That seems to be very much edging closer, though, as the Croatian was pictured in Chelsea training on Tuesday, suggesting he will be fit in time for Leicester: