Premier League preview: Fulham v Chelsea
Chelsea will continue their bid for Champions League qualification away to west London neighbours Fulham on Monday.
Following the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas last month, Chelsea have enjoyed a revival in fortunes under interim manager Roberto di Matteo.
They have reached the semi-finals of both the FA Cup and Champions League, while also picking up three wins from five matches in the English Premier League.
On Saturday Chelsea saw off Wigan Athletic 2-1 at home, moving to within two points of fourth-placed Arsenal, and three back from Tottenham Hotspur, who are third.
Dressing-room unrest was reportedly a major cause of Villas-Boas' premature departure, but Di Matteo now appears to have united the squad behind a common goal.
"The players have accepted that we are a team, a group," he said.
"They realise that everyone is needed to be able to achieve our targets. It's the only way, we cannot just play with 11 players, we need the whole squad.
"I'm working my socks off to help this team become successful. But so far we have not proved anything and we have not achieved anything.
"We have to ensure we finish well to guarantee Champions League football for next season. That's the big target.
"At the moment there are four teams fighting for the last two qualifying places and it will go right to the last game of the season."
Chelsea's opponents on Monday, Fulham, are a respectable 10th in the standings, and recorded a convincing 3-0 win away to struggling Bolton in their last fixture.
US international Clint Dempsey netted twice in the victory at the Reebok Stadium, and is likely to be among the chief threats to Chelsea's ambitions when the two teams take to the field at Craven Cottage.
Di Matteo may have to make do without two key defenders, as club captain John Terry (rib injury) and fullback Ashley Cole (ankle sprain) are both in doubt.
A leg injury may also prevent the involvement of midfielder Frank Lampard.
Fulham, already without Zdenek Grygera (knee), Steve Sidwell (groin) and Andy Johnson (knee), look to have been robbed of Bryan Ruiz's services after the forward suffered a suspected broken toe in the win over Bolton.