Chelsea enter the World Cup break in poor form following their weekend loss to Newcastle United. After a promising start under Graham Potter, the Blues are now five games without a win in the Premier League, leaving them in eighth place in the table.
Chelsea, on the other hand, are confident of ending the year on a high note, with the London club still facing Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest between Christmas and New Year. With eight points separating them from a top four spot, they will be desperate for some points after the World Cup.
Potter will also be praying that none of his stars sustain injuries in Qatar, with Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic and Thiago Silva leaving this week. The Chelsea manager has already lost both of his full-backs, Reece James and Ben Chilwell, just weeks before the break.
Potter is also hoping none of his stars get injured in Qatar, as Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic and Thiago Silva all leave this week. Chelsea manager José Mourinho has already lost both of his full-backs, Reece James and Ben Chilwell, just weeks before the international break.