Kepa Arrizabalaga is almost certainly to start in goal, Cesar Azpillicueta will start at right-back with the only other option Reece James out injured.

In defense Chelsea will be boosted by the return of German International Antonio Rudiger, the German will most likely make his first appearance of the season and will start alongside Andreas Christensen, Kurt Zouma will be the one to miss out after a shaky start to the season.

At left-back Emerson will most likely keep his place after starting the season brightly, the Italian international has displaced Marcos Alonso this season and will want to continue his good form,

If Lampard want to rotate and give Emerson a rest then Marcos Alonso may get the nod but that seems unlikely early in the season.

N’Golo Kante is still nursing a niggling ankle injury and Sheffield United game may be too soon for the Frenchman and Lampard has already suggested he hopes to rest him so he can fully recover during the upcoming international break.

Jorginho and Kovacic will start their fourth game in a row with Ruben Loftus-Cheek out injured and Lampard unlikely to start Barkley in a deeper role,

Pedro is out injured after pulling up during the warm-up against Norwich last weekend, Willian is a contender to replace him. Willian has made a few substandard cameo appearances from the bench and Lampard will be looking for more from the experienced winger.

Pulisic is likely to start on the left-hand side after impressing since he made his debut for Chelsea against Manchester United.

Mason Mount picked up a niggle last weekend but will most likely recover in time for the weekend.

Tammy Abraham is a certainty to start up front after scoring a brace against Norwich and he will want to keep his scoring run going