This would see Mount come in for one of Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic or Saturday’s goalscorer N’Golo Kante.

However, the trio were excellent against City and would offer Chelsea some much-needed stability away from home.

Therefore, it is more likely that Mount would replace Christian Pulisic or Willian out wide, with neither able to consistently threaten the City rearguard at the Etihad.

Tammy Abraham will continue to lead the line while Olivier Giroud will hope to be given a chance off the bench, having been overlooked in favour of the disappointing Michy Batshuayi against the Premier League champions.