Loic Remy is poised to seize his chance at Chelsea after manager Jose Mourinho admitted the Frenchman deserves more game time.
The Blues striker has only started three Premier League matches since joining the Blues from QPR but came off the bench to get the winner at Hull City on Sunday.
Remy replaced Diego Costa, who picked up a hamstring injury and will undergo a scan this morning, and could fill the void if the Spaniard remains out of action.
Chelsea boss Mourinho concedes the super-sub is overdue a start: "Probably he deserves more than what I give him.
"Sometimes, not many times, a coach can feel he owes something to a player. With Remy that is the case, I think I owe him something.
"Every time he plays he gives us a lot. I'm so happy for him because he deserves it. He never complains."
Costa was included in the Spanish national squad for their upcoming friendlies but Mourinho expressed doubts over his fitness after the match at the KC Stadium.
Mourinho added: "He has this problem. He tried to play the Champions League final for Atletico (Madrid, last season) and was injured again and again and again.
"We know his hamstring is not a strong one. He works hard through the week to compensate the weakness he has there but the injury can come.
"If he is injured then we have Remy, we have (Didier) Drogba. We never cry about injured players."
The victory kept Chelsea six points clear at the top of the Premier League and the Special One is confident he will be adding another medal to his collection in May.
Mourinho concluded: "I'm not pretty sure, I'm pretty confident. I believe in my players, I believe that we can do it but I know it's difficult.”