Diego Costa has been passed fit after picking up a minor knock on Sunday, while Loic Remy makes a timely return to help bolster the attacking ranks after re-joining the group this week.

Eden Hazard has trained outside for the first time with the physios but the Belgium playmaker is not ready to return to the squad. His availability for Sunday remains in doubt.

There has been no news of Oscar or Nemanja Matic, but the pair are believed to be pushing for their inclusion after overcoming respective toe and head injuries.

Predicted XI: Courtois; Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Terry, Zouma; Fabregas, Obi Mikel; Pedro, Willian, Oscar; Costa.

West Brom

No fresh injury concerns for the Baggies who were pushed all the way by Bristol City in the FA Cup.

Saido Berahino grabbed a goal from the bench on Saturday but the want away striker is unlikely to make the 11. Ben Foster started his first competitive game in almost 10 months but Boaz Myhill is expected to retain the goalkeepers jersey in the Premier League. For now at least.

Tony Pulis is ‘hopeful’ that both Jonas Olsson and Victor Anichebe can recover from hamstring injuries in time for the trip to Stamford Bridge.

Predicted XI: Myhill; Brunt, Evans, McAuley, Dawson; Fletcher, Yacob; Morrison, Gardner, Sessegnon; Rondon.

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