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Chelsea’s possible starting lineup against Manchester United

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Chelsea travel to Old Trafford for a crunch Premier League encounter against Manchester United and here at Soccerlens we look at the lineup Guus Hiddink is likely to field against Louis Van Gaal’s side.

The Premier League champions are without the services of some of their key players for this game.

Striker Diego Costa is suspended for the trip to Old Trafford after picking up a booking against Watford on Saturday. Winger Eden Hazard limped off with an injury in the same game and is doubtful for the clash.

Backup striker Loic Remy is also a doubt for the game with a minor injury according to the Telegraph.

Radamel Falcao is back in full training and could play some part against his former club later today. Midfielder Cesc Fabregas is still suffering from a fever and did not travel with the Chelsea squad to Manchester on Sunday.

Hiddink could replace John Terry with Kurt Zouma at the heart of the defence especially now that the England defender is not expected to play two 90-minute matches in the space of three days.

John Obi Mikel is also expected to come in alongside Nemanja Matic in the middle of the park.

The absence of Costa, Fabregas, Terry and possibly Hazard could be a major blow in a game of this magnitude.

Probable Chelsea Starting Lineup against Manchester United: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Pedro; Remy

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