After a wet and miserable 0-0 draw with Manchester United on Saturday, the warmer climates of Krasnodar in Russia await Chelsea.
The Blues will face the Russians and now, theoretically, the game should be their best chance of victory away from home.
Frank Lampard, however, must also start spinning some of his squad as they hit a relentless streak of matches.
Having already drawn three times in the Premier League, their next game against Burnley can’t be considered easy so maybe it was in their Champions League clash with Krasnodar – which you can hear live on talkSPORT 2 – where he chooses to give star bangs a chance.
Timo Werner and Kai Havertz have been around almost always so far this season and this may be the only time they can get any semblance of rest.
It might also be the perfect time for Hakim Ziyech to make his first start.
As Chelsea’s display against United shows, the Blues may have a plethora of attacking talent, but getting the ball into the right areas remains a challenge.
If anyone can solve the problem, it’s the Moroccan designer.
In his last two campaigns with Ajax, Ziyech has managed 22 assists in 50 Eredivisie appearances and has shown his pedigree on the bigger stage with stellar performances in the Champions League.
A good performance on Wednesday night in the same competition would be the perfect way to start your stay in West London.
Meanwhile, Tammy Abraham could also imagine his chances of showing what manager Lampard is missing by putting German striker Werner past him.
The £ 47.6million summer signing of Abraham and Chelsea are stylistically different players and the young Englishman may well prove to be better at sniffing the odds on the penalty area than his teammates.
If he wants to prove it, there’s no time like the present with Lampard keen to keep his team fresh.
One position that is unlikely to be changed is that of goalkeeper, with Edouard Mendy impressive so far and Kepa Arrizabalaga doubting a shoulder problem.
We could see Thiago Silva resting with Andreas Christensen back in the squad for his partner Kurt Zouma.
Meanwhile, Ben Chilwell and Reece James could be in the back with Marcos Alonso suspended.
Chelsea’s planned roster against Krasnodar
You can listen to Krasnodar v Chelsea in the Champions League on Wednesday October 28 at 5:55 p.m. on talkSPORT 2