Chelsea and West Ham go head to head in a London Derby later today and the Blues will be devastated with the loss of their best players.
Guus Hiddink will be without Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, Kurt Zouma and Radamel Falcao for the visit of West Ham. January acquisition Alexandre Pato could make his first Chelsea start against the Hammers this week.
Eden Hazard and Kurt Zouma are out injured. Falcao is still working on his fitness and star striker Diego Costa is suspended after his antics against Everton.
It was reported that Pato’s loan deal might be cancelled early, but Hiddink has revealed that the Brazilian forward will stay at Stamford Bridge until the end of the season.
Meanwhile, West Ham United will be full of confident heading into this one. The Hammers have been in scintillating form against the top teams this season and will look to complete a league double over Chelsea.
West Ham star Dmitri Payet is on fire right now and the French man will want to celebrate his national team call-up with another magnificent display at the Bridge today.
Predicted Chelsea team to face West Ham: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Terry, Rahman; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Pedro; Pato