Didier Drogba may be rolling back the clock with three goals in three games, including two in two in the span of a little over 72 hours, but it sounds like Jose Mourinho is expecting to have Diego Costa (finally) back for the weekend. And Ramires, too!
Normally Ramires and Diego Costa are back. Normally we will have only Remy as an injured player and Azpilicueta suspended.
-Jose Mourinho; source: Chelsea FC
Our first-choice striker (and the Premier League's still joint-top scorer) has missed the last four matches with a variety of ailments, fresh and recurring, while Ramires has been missing in action for over a month now. The groin injury he picked up during the 1-1 draw against Manchester City has sidelined him for the last eight matches. While the Cesc Fabregas - Nemanja Matic combo has become firmly entrenched as the preferred midfield pairing for Jose Mourinho in the Brazilian's absence, the additional versatility and tenacity has at times been missed. The 4-3-3 with Ramires in the middle is a key tactical weapon for us, and it would be lovely to have that option back in our arsenal as well.