After three consecutive wins in their last three games, there is a bit of optimism around Chelsea ahead of the final lap of the season.
The Blues welcome Everton to Stamford in their weekend’s Premier League fixture looking to climb further up on the league table.
Graham Potter, who appears to be having success with his new three-at-the-back formation, has resisted calls from fans to be fired as he works to break the West London giants out of their slump, most recently leading an outstanding victory at struggling Leicester.
A win for Chelsea will see them move to ninth of the league table overtaking Fulham, who enjoyed a brilliant first half of the season.
Everton have had to deal with their own troubles this season but the Toffees are fighting for survival under Sean Dyche.
The Merseyside club find themselves just a point above the relegation despite playing a game more.
Both Chelsea and Everton have suffered two losses in each of their last five league games, though Chelsea have had the better reaction since those defeats.
Potter will have to guard a 29-year unbeaten home record against Everton, which is the longest in Chelsea history. The Toffees have lost 27 Premier League games at Stamford Bridge and risk falling further into relegation jeopardy if they lose on Saturday.
Chelsea and Everton have a win each in the last two meetings involving these two teams, both games being played at Goodison Park.
Everton's poor road performance has not been improved by a recent run of 1-0 victories at Goodison, and Dyche's team may find themselves back in the relegation zone by the end of this weekend's games. With Potter's skill now being showcased both domestically and internationally, the resurrected Blues may be able to escape the anonymity of 10th position with an easy victory in the capital.