Chelsea Team News: Hiddink Confirms Double Injury Boost But Trio To Miss Man City
Guus Hiddink has offered a team news and injury update ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Manchester City on Saturday evening. See details here
Guus Hiddink has offered a team news and injury update ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Manchester City on Saturday evening.
The interim Blues boss has been speaking at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and confirmed a double boost to Chelseafc.com with Nemanja Matic and Gary Cahill set to return after recovering from injuries.
Matic has been nursing a calf injury while Cahill has missed the last three games with a hip injury that he suffered during the international break last month but the duo are now ready to return to the squad against City.
However, it isn’t all positive news as Hiddink also revealed that Chelsea will be without three of their first team players this weekend with John Terry, Eden Hazard and Loic Remy all ruled out of the game.
Terry has failed to recover from an Achilles injury that’s hampered him this month while Remy could miss the rest of the season with a groin problem that he picked up against Aston Villa two weeks ago.
Hazard has been nursing a niggling hip injury for several weeks and while Hiddink says the Belgian international is close to returning to full fitness, the attacker is still going to be short to face City on Saturday.
Hiddink told the clubs website:
‘We have had a good week, and I am especially happy that some injured players [Matic and Cahill] have come in,’ said Hiddink.
‘Not everyone – Terry won’t be, Hazard is on the edge but is not ready yet. Remy is out but the rest of the squad is complete.’
Brazilian youngster Kenedy is also carrying a minor knock but the versatile attacker is expected to recover in time to play some part against Manuel Pellegrini’s men this weekend while Diego Costa returns after serving his two-game suspension.
Chelsea head in to the weekend action sitting tenth in the Premier League table and a full 13 points adrift of the top four so the defending champions have little left to play for other than pride during the remaining six games.
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