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Chelsea vs. AFC Bournemouth, Premier League: Pick your starting lineup

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For the first time in what seems like all season, Chelsea have a clean bill of health.  No short-term injuries, no long-term injuries; no suspension, either!  At least that's our baseline expectation, based on what Mourinho said after last weekend's draw against Spurs.

Thibaut Courtois has completed his rehab following knee surgery.  Radamel Falcao has kicked whatever muscle problem was ailing him, as have Ramires and John Terry, who were victims of a terrible pitch in Israel.  Obviously, it's midseason so just about every player is carrying a bruise or two or three, but as far as we know, there are no injury issues in the squad at the moment.  Rejoice!  Things are looking up.


Diego Costa was back in training on Thursday following his (and Ramires's and Kenedy's) late night adventures out on the town the previous night.  John Terry was there, too, (in training, that is) as was Nemanja Matic, in a protective mask.  Presumably he picked up some sort of facial injury; he becomes the latest in a long line of Bat-men at Chelsea.

Next up are Premier League new boys AFC Bournemouth who are one of the few teams below us in the table at the moment.  Their defense is terrible, their attack just as bad as ours.  This one's in the bag, right?  Still, it would be unwise to take the visitors lightly, even if we do have a crucial Champions League match coming up midweek against Porto.

As always, you can click here to see the live results of the voting.

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