Graham Potter has hinted in his pre-match press conference that he may start Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Chelsea this weekend.
The Blues travel across the capital to take on Tottenham on Sunday, heading to a stadium they have never lost at.
However, they have never visited in the kind of form they are now.
Chelsea have endured a run of just two wins in their last 14. Their misery was compounded when they were defeated 1-0 at home by Southampton at the weekend.
In this time, very rarely has a chance been afforded to Aubameyang to show what he can bring to the side.
An appeared falling out between manager and player occurred when Potter replaced him against Manchester City, despite the former Arsenal and Barcelona man not starting the game.
He was also the unfortunate member of the squad chosen to be left out of the Champions League squad in favour of three of the January signings.
Potter hints at Aubameyang appearance
As the window was already shut, Aubameyang was the source of interest from the MLS, with champions LAFC looking to bring him in.
However, the 33-year-old elected to stay and fight for his place at Stamford Bridge, and it appears that he has had a good week in training.
This seems to have had an impact on the manager, who mentioned it when speaking to the media earlier.
He said: “He does. He’s had a really good training week. He’s available for selection.”
With goals still extremely difficult to come by despite the January additions, there should be no one the club should look further than the established Premier League goalscorer they already have at their service.
Creativity has certainly been boosted by the likes of Joao Felix, but the need for someone to finish things off is still present.