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Chelsea team news: Star man faces fitness test for Blues’ clash with Leicester

Chelsea make the trip to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday, but a key man will be given a fitness test ahead of the match, according to BBC Sport.

The Blues sit in fourth position in the league, a spot they would love to be in once the season concludes, and they can put further distance between them and the chasing pack for a few hours at least, when they host the Foxes, who sit one place above them in the table, in the early kick off.

Chelsea were hoping to strengthen their squad in the transfer window, but that didn’t materialise, leaving Frank Lampard with the same set of players to use until the end of the campaign.

That means injuries for the Blues need to be avoided, so the Stamford Bridge boss will be pleased that Tammy Abraham trained ahead of the trip up the M1, but despite that he will need to pass a fitness test if he is to be involved in the game.

If the England international does not make it through that, Michy Batshuayi could continue to lead the Chelsea attack, although Olivier Giroud is now an option again after failing to seal a move away before the transfer window closed on Friday.

The Blues will be without the likes of Christian Pulisic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, for what is something of a heavyweight showdown based on how the season has gone so far, with these two teams impressing throughout the campaign.

Chelsea will come up against their former youth boss Brendan Rodgers in the match, which adds an element of intrigue to proceedings, although the Londoners will not have any sentiment about them when the game starts.

A win for the Blues would see them move to within five points of their opponents in the league table, which should act as plenty of motivation for them.

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