West Bromwich Albion host Chelsea on Sunday as they look to take advantage of any possible mini-crisis that the Premier League champions are going through.
Jose Mourinho’s men struggled through pre-season, and it hasn’t gotten any better in the Premier League after a home draw against Swansea before a 3-0 loss to Man City last weekend.
Although Pedro’s arrival this week will have lifted spirits, the champions need a positive result on Sunday and it won’t be easy.
The Baggies have caused them problems in recent years with both Andre Villas Boas and Roberto Di Matteo sacked soon after defeats to them.
Mourinho won’t be at the same level of risk this weekend, but the pressure will certainly continue to build on the Portuguese tactician if he doesn’t start to turn things around.
John Terry was substituted at half-time last weekend, but the Chelsea captain is expected to return to the starting line-up. Gary Cahill suffered a broken nose at City, but he may still feature with the aid of a protective mask.
Meanwhile, Pedro has been given clearance to make his debut but much depends on how fit the Spaniard is after he only arrived on Thursday.
As for the hosts, Saido Berahino will likely be their biggest threat, although Rickie Lambert will hope to have an impact alongside him.
Serge Gnabry is also expected to start for the hosts, and the Arsenal loanee would certainly be doing his parent club a favour if he can help West Brom secure a positive result.