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Chelsea come through unscathed, remain without any major injury concerns

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There are few faster ways to derail a title challenge than key injuries, even in a squad as deep as Chelsea is in places, so it's always good news when there is no new injury news.

Diego Costa appeared to suffer a blow to the head from an inadvertent Dawson elbow and Willian looked to have possibly picked up a knock early on in the first half, but neither suffered any lasting effects apparently.  Petr Cech's back tweak could be a concern, but he probably won't be truly needed until the final game in the Champions League group stage and the League Cup quarterfinal against Derby County a few weeks from now.  Back injuries do have a tendency to linger, but if he was fit enough for the bench today, it's probably not a huge deal.

A healthy squad is a happy squad.  A healthy squad 8 points clear of Manchester City and at least 4 points clear of second place Southampton (depending on Monday's result) is a very happy squad.  Hurray for very happy days!

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