Chelsea will look to extend their fortuitous run of form, when they host ex-manager Avram Grant’s current charges at Stamford Bridge. Carlo Ancelotti and his men have enjoyed the unlikeliest of resurrections in recent weeks after being bundled out of the Champions League by perennial Premier League favorites Manchester United.

This was never meant to be a clash of champions. And yet what transpired was the most open and exciting game between these two sides in recent times.