All's well that ends well, right? Despite the initial worries, worrisome scans, and international strife, it looks like Cesc Fàbregas might be available to face West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, after all.
... Fabregas trained on Thursday at Chelsea's Cobham training base and looks likely to feature for the league leaders at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, returning to the side a week ahead of schedule
Should we be surprised? No. Because Mourinho. And because even the scans done by Spain at the start of last week showed improvement in Fabregas's hamstring already. With an extra 10 days of rest, the situation can only have gotten better. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if Diego Costa has made any similar improvement.
After Saturday, Chelsea face a fairly tough (and busy) stretch of games, including two trips to the Northeast of England on consecutive weekends, so there's no need to risk either player tomorrow. But if they're ready and raring to go -- zero doubt about their commitment to our cause, it goes without saying -- we could certainly use them against ominous and recent bogey team West Bromwich Albion.