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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has overcome the ankle injury that ruled him out of the last three games


Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata remains out with a back injury, while Willian and David Luiz are also sidelined for Wednesday’s visit of Bournemouth.

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and midfielder Cesc Fabregas have returned to fitness and will be involved.

Bournemouth pair Joshua King and Junior Stanislas could both start, having been eased back into action since returning from hamstring injuries.

Jermain Defoe and Tyrone Mings will again miss out.


Mark Scott: “Chelsea are on an impressive home run in the Premier League, having won seven in a row at Stamford Bridge before the goalless draw with Leicester a couple of weeks ago.

“Eden Hazard has been in fine form for them lately – and the Belgian has a good scoring record against Bournemouth as well.

“Eddie Howe believes his side will ‘take great confidence’ from their performance in the narrow League Cup quarter-final defeat at the Bridge last month, while their recent results and extra rest should give the Cherries cause for optimism too.”

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