Chelsea Team News: Hiddink Confirms Triple Injury Blow Ahead Of FA Cup Clash
Guus Hiddink has revealed a triple injury blow ahead of Chelsea’s FA Cup third round clash against Scunthorpe this weekend. Find out the latest here
Chelsea will look to book their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup when they take on Scunthorpe United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
Ahead of the game, interim boss Guus Hiddink has been speaking at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he’s given Chelseafc.com a team news and injury update.
Unfortunately the Dutchman revealed a triple injury blow with the news that Eden Hazard, Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao will all miss the game this weekend.
Hazard picked up a groin injury during last weeks impressive 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace and the Belgian international will now not only miss Sunday’s clash with Scunthorpe, but he’ll also sit out the midweek game against West Brom.
To add to Chelsea’s woes, Remy has also been ruled out of the game this weekend as although the Frenchman is back in light training, he still hasn’t got the required fitness after overcoming a calf injury.
Hiddink will be short of options up front as Falcao is also out for the foreseeable future as the Colombian international is struggling to shake-off a troublesome groin injury that’s plagued him in recent weeks.
The Blues boss told the clubs website:
‘Remy is on the pitch but not with the team, he is in rehab,’ Hiddink confirmed after ruling Falcao and Hazard out.
‘We have to be very cautious about our strikers. That’s Diego at the moment. Not having Remy or Falcao is worrying.
‘Hazard will not make midweek [v West Brom]. We must be careful because a player must not fall again after twice being injured in a physical trap. This time we must take a little bit more time.
‘He was fit to play but he got an unfortunate slip in the Crystal Palace game. We must be careful to maybe [bring him back] one game or half a game later than one or half a game too early.’
Chelsea have endured a disastrous season so far with the defending Premier League champions facing a mountain to climb if they are to make the top four so I’m sure Hiddink will be hoping to put together a decent run in the FA Cup.
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