Chelsea Pre-Spurs Team News & Injury Update: Hazard, Mikel, Romeu & More…

By on May 7, 2013

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Chelsea welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night for a crucial clash that could well shape how the top-four shapes up this season.

The Blues are in pole position to not only qualify for the Champions League next season but also finish third in the Premier League table after Sunday’s 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford with the west Londoners now holding a one point lead over fourth-placed Arsenal and a three point lead over fifth-placed Tottenham, although the Gunners have played a game more.

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Ahead of the game interim boss Rafa Benitez has given ChelseaFC.com a team news and injury update with the latest on Eden Hazard, John Obi Mikel, Oriol Romeu and Ryan Betrand’s fitness.

The good news is that Hazard is fit to play after missing the game against United with a calf problem that was picked up against Basel last week. The Belgian attacker is now back in training and in contention to play on Wednesday.

There is also some positive news on Oriol Romeu with Benitez confirming that the midfielder is on the verge of returning to action. Romeu suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament injury during the early stages of the season but is now back in training and in the managers thoughts.

However, Mikel and Bertrand, who also missed the win over United on Sunday, remain on the sidelines. Here’s what Benitez told the clubs official website:

‘Hazard was training in a normal training session. He is fine, he is in the squad,’

 ’Mikel is not available, he is still in some pain. Bertrand is not available with a problem with his knee, nothing serious.

‘Oriol Romeu could be available if I ask him because he is training really well. He is pushing in every training session. He is training so well we are considering playing him.’

The Spaniard is expected to once again rotate his squad with the likes of Fernando Torres, John Terry and Gary Cahill pushing for recalls.

You can see the latest Spurs team news here

Now we’ve seen the team news, what would be your preferred line-up for the game Chelsea fans? Get involved in the comments section below.

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17 Comments

  1. Odili chukwunalu

    May 7, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I want facao, coetro,isco

  2. Aiku oluwasola

    May 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    God of soccer will favour chelsea. I c chelsea win d match. Up chelsea.

  3. Amoya tusboy

    May 7, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    I belive dat chelsea would win de match, and for de transfer news , i like to see falcoa at chelsea, shurrle nd de bruyne up chelsea

  4. olusola olalekan

    May 7, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    petr cech,Ivanovic,terry,cahill,ashley cole,mikel,ramires,mata,hazard,oscar,demba ba.

  5. adeyinka

    May 7, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Chelsea will win d europea cop and top_4

  6. Ajartp

    May 8, 2013 at 12:10 am

    I need eden 2 b fit

  7. Chidi Peter

    May 8, 2013 at 12:20 am

    Well done Hazard and Romeu for returning to the squad most importantly Hazard, Benitez can give Romue a chance if the game is all but killed off in the favour of Chelsea, its just to give him a test.

  8. Ebynwa

    May 8, 2013 at 1:49 am

    Is gud 2 hav romeu bck,bt let him rest till end of season.

  9. Victor ofem

    May 8, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Gud news for chelsea,we will be @ de top four,up chelsea

  10. Ashley Brown

    May 8, 2013 at 6:44 am

    Deal wit AVB 4 me Benitez he’s a troll can’t get a positive word from him wen it come to chelsea. He always like to criticize my Chelsea, his current pre-match post is dat chelsea plays INVISIBLE football. Go Hazard, Oscar and Mata play de football and get de result 4 me positively.

  11. Olaiya foluso Isreal

    May 8, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I believe that chealsea will win the match

  12. kell

    May 8, 2013 at 9:17 am

    cech ivanovic cahill terry cole luiz ramires hazard mata oscar torres

  13. solomon

    May 8, 2013 at 9:19 am

    we need to win dis match pls rafa use luis in the midfield… lets retain rafa if mourinho is not comin

  14. Philip

    May 8, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Philipp ,,up chelsea i want d blues to win tothenham and benfica ‘i need mourinho

  15. Philip

    May 8, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Up chelsea,can mourinho transform d londoners next season if so let him come, and i think chelsea should larn how to play grand football ‘ last but not d list i need falcao , hulk

  16. Icedropz

    May 8, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Cech,ivanovic,terry,cahill,cole,luiz,lampard,hazard,mata,oscar,torres… I tink dis wil b d perfect line up

  17. GINAH WISDOM

    May 8, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I wnt chelsea to win d europa, let mourinho and other possible players come nxt season, i belive we cnd retain top-4

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