Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and Radamel Falcao are all set to miss Chelsea’s next Premier League fixture at home to West Brom on Wednesday night.
Costa, who loves a niggling injury, left the field with only 4 minutes remaining in the FA Cup victory over Scunthorpe is a doubt and is unlikely to be risked.
Traore replaces Diego Costa who netted our first goal today, his fourth in three games. #CFCLive
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A similar story goes for Hazard who is making his way back from a recurring injury. Hiddink is keen to make sure Hazard doesn’t break down again.
Hiddink is quoted as saying “We want to be cautious with Eden. We don’t want him to fall again with muscle problems.”
Falcao Out For Up To 8 Weeks
Meanwhile Falcao, who was expected back at the end of January looks set for a longer spell on the sidelines.
His trip to Monaco, which sparked wild rumours that he was set to have his loan cancelled, was to have his injury assessed.
Monaco have stated they believe that Falcao is 4-8 weeks away from a return.
With things considered, does that mean a recall for Loic Remy is in the offing?
If so, it would surely scupper any talk of a loan move away from Chelsea for the French striker for the time being at least.
Of course a new signing in the striking department would alleviate the injury worries and possibly allow Remy to get the game time he’s seeking.
And this also highlights Chelsea’s need for depth up front.
In truth, it was needed all of last season, but we managed to get lucky with Costa and Drogba staying fit for the most part.
Now, it’s needed more than ever. Let’s hope we see a signing or two in the next 7 days.