The second half of the 2020/21 Premier League is underway. The Hard Tackle runs the rule over Chelsea and what beckons them for the rest of the season.
The Hard Tackle takes a look at five potential candidates to replace Frank Lampard, who is set to be sacked as the Chelsea manager.
Frank Lampard could recall Billy Gilmour and Timo Werner into the starting eleven when Chelsea play hosts to Luton Town on Sunday.
Reece James is set to return after missing the last few games with injury while Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech should also start when Chelsea take on Fulham.
Youngsters Billy Gilmour and Tino Anjorin are in line to start but N'Golo Kante misses out with an injury as Chelsea gear up to take on Morecambe in the FA Cup.
Olivier Giroud is likely to get the nod over Tammy Abraham while Timo Werner may drop to the bench when Chelsea face off against Aston Villa on Monday.
Christian Pulisic is back from injury and should start while Tammy Abraham could get the nod over Olivier Giroud when Chelsea take on Wolves on Tuesday.
Chelsea will be without star man Hakim Ziyech but both Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner are in line to start when they take on Everton this weekend.
Kepa Arrizabalaga and Billy Gilmour are set to start while Callum Hudson-Odoi misses out with an injury as Chelsea gear up to take on Krasnodar on Tuesday.
Chelsea are set to be boosted by the return of Christian Pulisic when they play hosts to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday evening.