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Chelsea star Tiemoué Bakayoko was involved in a little car crash today but, luckily, with no major consequences for himself.

The French midfielder lost the control of his car as he drove past a bend at Blundel Lane in Oxshot – near Cobham Training Ground– around 3:30pm this afternoon.

The Police recovered the vehicle an hour later but Bakayoko himself did not suffer any significant body injuries.

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte confirmed Blues defender David Luiz will be fit for Atletico Madrid Champions League, schedule next Wednesday 27 September at the new Colchoneros stadium “Wanda Metropolitano”.

It’s understood that Luiz broke his left wrist in the final second of the first half in the Arsenal derby last Sunday: the Brazilian player was eventually sent off for a bad challenge on Sead Kolasinac and received a three-game-suspension, but he will available in Champions League:

“He must be okay. David is an important player for us. For sure he will be ready for the game against Atletico Madrid,” Conte told reporters last night after the 5-1 win over Nottingham Forest in League Cup.

 

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The time has come: after playing only some minutes as a substitute against Qarabag and Arsenal, Eden Hazard is ready to start his first game with Chelsea in this season.

The Belgian star spent all summer recovering from a broken ankle injury and Blues boss Antonio Conte decided that tomorrow’s League Cup game is the right one to be back in action for real:

“I think for Eden now is the right moment to start the game and try to play the whole game,” he said ahead of tomorrow night’s game against Nottingham Forest.

“I hope to be, with him, at the final step for the injury. I think we have managed very well his situation. In my career I was injured a lot of times and I have a bit of experience about this situation.

“I think with him, we are managing the situation very well. Now he is ready to start the game and I hope to stay, with him, the final step.”

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It was confirmed Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez will miss the game. Returning captain Gary Cahill will start, as long as Willian and Fabregas.

CHELSEA – Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Marcos Alonso; Willian, Morata, Pedro.

Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Rudiger, Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Hazard, Batshuayi.

Manager: Antonio Conte

 

ARSENAL – Cech, Mustafi, Koscielny (c), Monreal, Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Kolasinac, Iwobi, Welbeck, Lacazette.

Subs: Ospina, Mertesacker, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Sanchez, Walcott, Giroud

Manager: Arsene Wenger

 

Kick Off: 1.30 pm BST

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Referee: Michale Oliver

 

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A breaking news coming only one hour and half before Chelsea v Arsenal kick-off: Mesut Ozil is set to miss the derby due to a muscle injury.

The former Real Madrid star sat out the midweek Europa League victory against Cologne, with Arsene Wenger saying ahead of that match that Ozil would be ‘rested’.

As Sportsmail reports, the German midfielder will not feature in Sunday’s clash at Stamford Bridge as he is struggling with a muscle injury.

On Friday Wenger admitted that Ozil and Aaron Ramsey were both doubts, a huge blow for the Gunners who will miss a fundamental player for this important game.

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TEAM NEWS

Chelsea

Danny Drinkwater suffered a calf injury and won’t be back until mid-October, after international break

– Captain Gary Cahill is back after a 3-match-suspension

Eden Hazard can start his first game for Chelsea in this season

Provisional squad: Courtois, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Kante, Morata, Hazard, Pedro, Bakayoko, Moses, Kenedy, Musonda, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Clarke-Salter, Scott, Eduardo.

Arsenal 

Francis Coquelin (hamstring) and Santi Cazorla (ankle) are out for this game.

Theo Walcott is a doubt after limping off against Koln in Europa League on Thursday night

– Petr Cech, Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny and Alexandre Lacazette rested against the German side but will all return to the squad at Stamford Bridge.

Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Mustafi, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Wilshere, Coquelin, Xhaka, Elneny, Ozil, Giroud, Walcott, Sanchez, Iwobi, Welbeck, Lacazette.

 

Possible Line-Ups

CHELSEA – Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger; Zappacosta, Kante, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Marcos Alonso; Morata, Pedro.

ARSENAL – Cech; Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Kolasinac; Sanchez, Ozil, Lacazette.

 

Little Stats

In the previous 191 matches Chelsea won 62, drew 54 , lost 75

 

Kick Off

1.30 pm BST

Venue

Stamford Bridge, London, UK

Referee

Michael Oliver

 

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Huddersfield Town striker Kasey Palmer, on loan from Chelsea, picked up an injury during England U21 game last week and now he’s ready to go back to Cobham to recover.

The youngster suffered a lesion in his hamstring, and speaking about this Huddersfield Town manager, David Wagner, has remarked to the media,

‘The injury is more or less as big as it was before so we will have to make further investigations but he will be out for a few months.’

Last season Palmer suffered a similar injury who left him on the side-lines for three months.

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Antonio Conte was obviously happy to see Eden Hazard back onto the pitch, but the Blues boss is cautious about the Belgian star who recovered all summer long from a broken ankle injury:

“This is good news for us,” said Conte after his side’s win against Leicester City.

“For sure he needs time to be 100 per cent but for us his recovery is very important.”

Chelsea are in action again on Tuesday night at home to Qarabag in and Hazard could get another run-out in the Champions League group game opener:

“We all know very well the importance of Hazard for us.

“Now we must have patience to give him the possibility to improve his form, but I am pleased for him because after a bad injury it’s great to see him with us”.

 

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TEAM NEWS

Chelsea

Eden Hazard is back after recovering from an ankle injury.

Antonio Conte has no injury concerns for the game at Leicester.

– Former Foxes midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who signed for Chelsea on transfer window deadline day just ten days ago, is fit to face his ex team at King Power Stadium.

– New Chelsea signing Davide Zappacosta, signed on deadline day as well, can make his official debut for the Blues today.

 

Leicester City

– Robert Huth (ankle) and Vicente Iborra (groin) are both back in training after injury but today’s match will come too soon for both players.

-Leicester could include new signing Aleksandar Dragovic in their squad. The 26-year-old defender joined the club on a season-long loan from Bayer Leverkusen on deadline day.

 

PREDICTED LINE-UPS

Leicester City: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs, Mahrez, James, Silva, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill, Zappacosta, Kante, Fabregas, Marcos Alonso; Willian, Morata, Pedro.

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Eden Hazard is training at Cobham Training Ground ahead of his return on the pitch with Chelsea  this weekend.

The Belgian star was back in official games last weekend, where he played a total of 90′ minutes with Belgium in Russia 2018 qualifiers, gaining the access to the competition, after recovering from a broken ankle injury all summer long.

Eden is training along with his youngest brother Kylian, that was signed by Chelsea in the last week of the transfer window.

Hazard is ready to come back on the pitch with Chelsea in next Premier League clash against Leicester City, scheduled for this Saturday at 3 pm BST.

The Belgian forward already played a friendly game against QPR and a league game with Chelsea U23 before being back in action in official games with his national team.

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