Yossi Benayoun out for West Bromwich Albion, Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta return

Clive Mason

Rafa Benitez will have little selection headache ahead of the dreaded West Brom fixture

The minor injuries that kept both Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta out of Chelsea's mid-week victory over Middlesbrough are not serious enough to cause the duo to miss any more time, as the pair will both be available for this weekend's fixture against West Brom. Yossi Benayoun will not be available, having been ruled out with a minor injury of his own.

He seemed to be moving ok on Wednesday, so part of me wonders if this "knock" is related to the fact that he's not exactly a popular player at Stamford Bridge at the moment, and the atmosphere will likely be relatively charged. Oriol Romeu will also continue to be out for the Blues, and will continue to be absent for the remainder of the season.

With the selection we saw on Wednesday and a relatively injury free squad to choose from, I'd be surprised if we didn't field our strongest possible starting eleven against the Baggies. That's probably for the best, as Chelsea could really use a good showing to lighten the atmosphere at the Bridge.

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