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Blues duo to miss Hammers clash

18 Mar

Chelsea will be without the suspended Diego Costa and Eden Hazard through injury when they take on West Ham on Saturday.

Chelsea: Blues duo to miss Hammers clashChelsea: Blues duo to miss Hammers clash

Striker Costa was sent off in last week’s FA Cup loss at Everton and Hazard has ongoing hip and groin problems.

Belgium boss Marc Wilmots says he expects Hazard to be sidelined for up to four weeks due to his injury concerns, although there has been no official word from Chelsea on how long the Belgian will be out for.

Alexandre Pato could make his long-awaited debut in Costa’s absence, but Radamel Falcao (thigh) is continuing to find fitness and defender Kurt Zouma (knee) is out for the season.

Provisional squad: Courtois, Begovic, Ivanovic, Fabregas, Rahman, Oscar, Hazard, Pato, Mikel, Traore, Kenedy, Pedro, Remy, Miazga, Matic, Willian, Cahill, Terry, Blackman, Azpilicueta, Aina, Loftus-Cheek, Clarke-Salter.

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