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Diego Costa is injured again © Francesca Ceciarini

Chelsea striker Diego Costa was sent to hospital for a scan after the shin injury he suffered in the game against Everton.

He is in the hospital now and they will have a check with a scan,” Blues boss Guus Hiddink revealed in his post-match press conference.

“We don’t know the result yet. I hope it’s not bad. It’s on his shin.

“Whenever the report is released we will give information as soon as possible. It’s true he was in a lot of pain.

A bad news for Chelsea that continue to suffer losses in their attack: Falcao fell again into his muscular injury last week, after he was stopped for almost two months; Remy just recovered from another injury and came back on the pitch today.

With all this forfaits it’s possible Chelsea will look for another striker in this transfer window to revamp their attack.

 

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Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink © Francesca Ceciarini

Guus Hiddink’s press conference ahead of Everton game at Stamford Bridge live from Cobham

“In the last game there were no injuries, the only one not available yet is Eden Hazard, I think next week he can have full training and he can join for Arsenal. Falcao, of course, is out too.

“From Tuesday to Thursday he must have intensive training sessions.

“I don’t want to give a lot of comments about the transfer market, Remy can be on the pitch since he’s been training intensely for a week. We’re not very active on the market.

“We know that not knowing where Chelsea will be next here the players can be influenced by all this: the Champions League sport, the new manager…

“For Falcao is important to play, to start playing, if you see the path he had here and in Man United, he didn’t have much playing time.

“We got a 12 points gap from the fourth place, but we have to be also realistic and notice that we’re 6 points from relegation. So we have to concentrate and work hard, the 3 points with West Brom would have helped us a lot in going up.

“When I arrived the team was more in the relegation line, now we can breather. Now we got Everton that is a difficult opponent, then Arsenal- the leaders- so two very difficult games”

“First of all the referee of the other night didn’t want to send off anyone…I commented with the fourth official ‘This is one of the the worst referees I had in my Premier League experience…’ and he went` Because you haven’t seen me!

“Diego Costa always plays  like that, he was provoked, I saw many little things, it was mutual…he knows he cannot be sent off. I think on Wednesday there weren’t reasons to send him off.

“Of course I talked about this with him, also this morning, I told him that if the opponents like to do that, he’s to deal with that, I always tell to my players that they have to control themselves and that they have not to damage the team.

“Before becoming a manager I did many things, I was also a plumber and a builder…the hole in the dressing room tunnel Diego made was not so serious, I checked it!

The Falcao issue was different. The reason why they [Monaco] don’t take him back is injury-wise.

“About Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid’s ban from the next two transfer windows I don’t know what happened, but I don’t expect them to do so much in this window.

“I am happy with Fabregas’ performance against WBA, he’s improving, he’s fresh, he can play in many positions in the midfield, I like a position for him where he can play with his quality of his final pass, you need leaders like him in the spine of the team.

“Everton play in a very clever way, they have the danger of wide players coming inside, they have the danger of their strikers always penetrating in the danger area. I think it will be a very difficult but also exciting match.”

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Reports from the Daily Star have claimed that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich won’t sanction the buying of a striker until Loic Remy is offloaded.

The Blues are reportedly in talks for a £10 million move for Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato, with Diego Costa their only fully fit striker.

Remy has struggled to hold down a first team place since his move to Stamford Bridge from QPR in 2014, scoring just 12 goals in 33 appearances. Only 13 of those have been starts.

Despite this, the Frenchman has attracted interest from fellow Premier League sides Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Newcastle United.

However, Abramovich isn’t said to be keen on Remy, and is keen to see him gone before he allows any move for a striker.

No firm offer has been made for Remy, with manager Guus Hiddink earlier stating that Remy remained a Chelsea player.

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Some of the Chelsea players enjoyed tonight NBA stars at O2 Arena in London.

Eden Hazard, Kurt Zouma, Loic Remy, Thibaut Courtois, Kenedy, Asmir Begovic and some friends of theirs gathered to East London to watch Toronto Raptors v Orlando Magic.

Begovic, who grew up in Canada as a kid, was weating a Toronto Raptors jersey.

Also Chelsea legends Didier Drogba and Michael Ballack were spotted in the arena.

Here some photos that the Blues players posted on social media to share this special moment with the fans:

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Before the clash with West Bromwich Albion tonight at Stamford Bridge Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink spoke about the options he would have in his attack, claiming that Loic Remy – that was coping with an injury in the last weeks- will have his chances:

“With the multitude of games coming up I hope Loic Remy  will deliver if he is needed,” assured Hiddink.

I hope he and Diego Costa will stay fit and I hope Remy can make his next step and get even more fit. I haven’t seen that much of him because he has repeatedly got injured. I have seen him in training the last few days but before that it was yes, no, yes, no, so I am curious.

Falcao is just with the physios working. It is purely medical what he is doing now; he is not on the pitch. He is completely in the doctors’ and physios’ hands. If he is declared fit then it will take time to get him game-fit so I don’t know how long, I don’t know how many weeks [before he is available].

 

 

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The Daily Express have claimed that both Tottenham Hotspur and Turkish side Galatasaray are both interested in Chelsea striker Loic Remy. 

The report from the Daily Express comes after fellow Premier League sides Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Newcasstle United  all registered their interest in the Frenchman.

Remy has struggled for form since his £8.5 million move from QPR in 2014, and has failed to secure a first team place.

The Express claim that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is eyeing Remy as a strike partner for Harry Kane, and is hoping to secure a cheap deal in the January transfer window.

However, it is believed Chelsea want £9 million for Remy.

Galatasary are also in need of a striker, sitting 11 points behind league leaders Besiktas.

 

 

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Guus Hiddink during last year's spell at Chelsea © Francesca Ceciarini

Guus Hiddink’s press conference ahead of WBA’s clash live from Cobham:

“Diego Costa is ok, he got a strong contusion on the knee, but not in the joint so we were lucky. He was soon back to training. Remy has beeen back to train with the group since two days, Hazard is not ok: he was on the pitch today with the physios but he is still not available.

“We want to have him fit. It’s better a little bit late than too early.”

“For me to perform good is a sign of freshness, Hazard had some physical problems this year, if you see yesterday the Ballon d’Or, these people have freshness every year”

“All the players get proper attention, also individually, but we will give Hazard the time to come back”

“I’m aware that Ivanovic is talking for his renewal, but I don’t have any announcement to do.

“If we think we have to do a move in the market to cover some position, it stays between the board and me.

“So far, it didn’t seem to me that the market has been so busy.

“We have made a good sequence of result in the previous games, we hope to continue, now we got a busy schedule, if we can go with that it’s a good point.

“I think for the Ballon d’Or you have to establish yourself not just for one season. Hazard is capable for the future, but there are huge demands”

“I think Messi can be successful in the Premier League, anywhere, what I like of him is that he’s always hungry, he is excellent, so nice to see, so easy, that’s way he’s nice to see.

“We have a lot of games to go and I was happy with Loftus-Cheek’s performance last Saturday, he has still to get experience, but whenever it’s possible he will have his chance. He has to mature, but that’s ok.

“Have I ever been bored watching my teams? You cannot play every game in the season as an exciting game, you cannot expect it.

“We have to go step by step, and also young players will have chances.

“Some of our youngsters are getting better every day, Kenedy is one of those young guys, I think he did very well in the last game when he entered, I like his penetration, for the moment he will stay at least until the end of the season.

“Youngsters must have basic qualities to get chances.”

 

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Remy, and the team for which his good form is such a huge contribution

Chelsea are reluctant to let striker Loic Remy leave without finding a replacement first, the Daily Mail claim.

The Frenchman has attracted interest from Premier League Aston Villa, Newcastle and Crystal Palace in recent weeks.

Remy has failed to secure a first-team place since his £8.5 million move from QPR last year, and has started just once this season with seven substitute appearances.

However, the Blues are reportedly looking to secure cover for Remy should he leave, having been linked with Lokomotiv Moscow striker Oumar Niasse in recent days.

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Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink © Francesca Ceciarini

Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink has criticised his Aston Villa counterpart Remi Garde regarding his public interest in Loic Remy. 

Garde openly stated earlier this week that the Frenchman would be “an interesting player” for his Villa side, who are four points adrift at the bottom of the table. They have just seven points after 19 games.

It is unclear if both Remy or indeed Chelsea are interested in a deal, but Hiddink has criticised Garde for publicising his desire to sign the player:

You have to respect where the players are,” Hiddink said.

If you are interested, talk first to the people with whom they are contracted. You cannot go into details.”

“The player has signed a contract here and must be fit for us.”

Remy has struggled to hold down a first team place since his £8.5 million transfer from QPR last year. But, Hiddink says injuries have had a part to play, and will effect any potential deal.

He’s having a difficult time regarding his injuries. He has had a calf problem for several days.” he said.

“He has to prove first of all that he’s a good Chelsea player. 

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Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink © Francesca Ceciarini

Guus Hiddink spoke to the press before the Premier League game with Crystal Palace:

‘We had two tough games, the physical intensity was high in both games, but in principle we didn’t get big damage.

“Oscar was a bit hurt, Willian got some tackles, Eden too. It was intense but today they were recovering on the pitch which means they are okay.

“Cesc was here in this morning. We played a full game with the Academy and he played the full game. He is over his temperature problems.

“Falcao I doubt [will be fit for Sunday]. He has the same injury as last week when we tested him. Loic Remy is also doubtful.

Gary Cahill didn’t go on to the pitch this morning which means he has a little problem but we have several days to go in preparation for Sunday so I’m not negative regarding Cahill. He has an ankle injury. Some ligaments are a little bit tight.”

Hiddink spoke also about next opponent, Crystal Palace:

“Crystal Palace are doing well. Alan Pardew has done a marvellous job in the period he has been working there.

“If you look at the statistics you have a team that has scored 23 goals in 19 games and just conceded 16 which means he is well-organised with his team.

“We have started gathering some points. It was the third consecutive game we didn’t lose but that’s not enough. We must come now in to a winning period of games, that’s important.

“You see how it is, all the big teams are losing points as well. Nowadays it’s very difficult and if you see where our next opponent is in the table they are close to the Champions League positions. So it’s not that easy now to have a long-term winning sequence but we have to go there.

On Steve Holland and his staff, he said:

“I have been working now for the last week and more with my staff, and I’m very happy with what Steve Holland and the staff bring.

“I am very impressed with how well he manages and how well he co-operates, so that should be a signal for clubs to not be afraid and every now and then at least interview British managers as well. In my opinion even though they might not have big names they should be given opportunities to do bigger jobs than they normally do.”

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