Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo will be given a chance to prove he can replace departing Chelsea captain John Terry.
Omeruo recently signed a contract extension with Chelsea before going out on loan to Turkey, where he plays for Alanyaspor. The Nigerian has spent time out on loan since signing for Chelsea in 2013.
Omeruo will not be fighting to impress coach Antonio Conte alone, as Andreas Christensen (on loan at Borussia Möchengladbach) , Kurt Zouma and Nathan Eke (recalled from a loan spell at Bournemouth in January) will all vie to get the green light from the Italian tactician.
Omeruo has also added versatility to his game at Alanyaspor, with the Nigerian capable of playing in midfield.
He can draw inspiration from the exploits of Victor Moses, another Super Eagles star who ceased his chance after several loan spells and has become an indispensable member of the Chelsea team at the top of the EPL.
This could be the last chance for Omeruo and the other fringe defenders to force their way into the Chelsea team, or look for permanent homes elsewhere.
John Terry has found it difficult getting playing time this season and announced he was ending his over 20years service at Chelsea after they lost 0-2 to Manchester United last Sunday.