Chelsea v Bournemouth – Confirmed XIs

Some big news for Chelsea today: Thibaut Courtois starts in goal for the first time since September, and Eden Hazard starts up front for the second match running in the Premier League.

Chelsea are on one of their best runs of the season at the moment, unbeaten in three games after wins over Norwich and  Maccabi Tel-Aviv and a draw at White Hart Lane against on-form Tottenham Hotspur.

Jose Mourinho has chopped and changed his side once again, and his changes this season have often looked desperate.

Today, Diego Costa is still under fire. Chastised against Maccabi Tel-Aviv for his aversion to running, left on the bench against Spurs where he looked to throw a bib at his manager and spotted in a nightclub at 3am this week, the Spanish international is once again on the bench.

Chelsea v Bournemouth – LIVE

So too is Cesar Azpilicueta as Branislav Ivanovic and Baba Rahman start at full-back.

For Bournemouth, Artur Boruc is back in goal after injury as Bournemouth are just about keeping their heads above water during a severe injury crisis. A trip to the Champions is just what you need in that situation, then!

 


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