Jose Mourinho understands the history and intensity of the West London derby and so he will likely play reliable goal-scorer Diego Costa.
The former Atletico Madrid striker has been in the physio's room with a recurring hamstring injury, while the Spanish national football team instead claim he is not hamstrung but, rather, suffering from a groin complaint.
Despite the effectiveness of Didier Drogba in Costa and Loic Remy's absence, Diego could return to the starting line-up against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon.
"I think Chelsea are head and shoulders above them and I think they will win."
He continued: "Will they rest Diego Costa? I think he will play if he is fit because this is a big West London derby and Jose Mourinho will know how important it is for the fans."