The Chelsea Vs Crystal Palace match today remains that last hope for the Blues to win a trophy this season.
The FA Cup semi-final will determine the club that will meet Liverpool next month in Wembley.
Real Madrid eliminated Chelsea from the Champions League last Tuesday, competing as the defending champion.
Besides, Manchester City and Liverpool are laying their fingers on the Premier League title with just seven games to go.
Hence, Thomas Tuchel side’s hope of adding to their silverware requires a win today.
You will recall that Chelsea won the European Super Cup as well as Club World Cup earlier this season.
Romelo Lukaku may feature in today’s game after battling Achilles tendon pain.
Also, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell are out due to injury.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is struggling with a back issue while Ben Chilwell’s knee surgery is still a problem.
Lukaku’s failure implies that Chelsea may not have a player that scores 20 goals in a season.
Moreover, the recent interview Lukaku had with Sky in Italy before he returned to Stamford Bridge has been affecting him negatively.
In the interview, he revealed his desire to return to Inter Milan and queried the tactics of Thomas Tuchel.
Since then, he had been struggling to make the starting lineup of the team.
Crystal Palace’s Chances
Palace’s eight-goal hitman, Conor Gallagher, will not be on duty today.
He is not eligible to play against his parent club since Chelsea turned down his written request last week.
In addition, Crystal Palace boss, Patrick Vieira, may be doubtful about the fitness of Tyrick Mitchell as well as Michael Olise.
Both players trained last week after recovering from calf (Mitchell) and foot (Olise) injuries.
Furthermore, full-back Nathan Ferguson is suffering from a hamstring injury and will not play today.
A Must-win For Chelsea
The Chelsea Vs Crystal Palace game today presents an opportunity for the Blues to end the season with silverware.