From my point of view it was a challenge anyway (even without the Blues' Champions League ambitions still being alive).
The German global has been troubled by a back injury and has not featured for club or country since March, but had hoped to resume full training this week.
The Italian, who won the league last season in his first campaign in charge at Stamford Bridge, is under contract until June 2019. Anything else could leave the door open for fifth-placed Chelsea to steal the final spot.
When questioned if the Champions League is about luck and fine margins, he added: "Of course, the FA Cup, Carabao Cup, Champions League, knock-out games, it can be like that".
Ince sustained the injury during Huddersfield's 1-0 win over Watford in April and was sidelined for the club's last two league matches, including the 1-1 draw at champions Manchester City last Sunday.
It was nearly as if they had looked at the records books about who had scored what in the Champions League and were thinking "I want to be the man who scores the most".
After what seems like years of under-achievement with the Gunners, Giroud looks set to take a starring role in the Premier League.
A point against Pep Guardiola's side means a draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night or at home to the Gunners on Sunday should be enough to keep David Wagner's Terriers in the top flight when they had been favourites to go down.
Antonio Conte says a decision over his future at Chelsea will become clear once they have finished their season in less than two weeks' time. Next time we will try to win it.
However, the results of the scan were inconclusive and further tests will be taken as to whether he can return to Melwood and start training again next week. They have won just three league games on the road this season, losing 11 of their other 15 matches.
To lift the trophy they will have to overcome a Manchester United side also desperate to finish the season with silverware, and led by Jose Mourinho, a man who knows how to win, as Chelsea fans will acknowledge.
With the end of this insane season approaching, it's nearly time for that time of year again.
On a scorching afternoon in the capital it required a great deal of commitment to ensure Chelsea saw the game out, and the players responded by giving their all, with eight of the 11 starters covering over 10 km in the Bank Holiday heat.