Chelsea finally looked something like Chelsea with their comfortable win against Maccabi Tel Aviv today. A four-goal walk in the park is enough to put smiles back on most of our faces, but the news wasn't all good. Willian opened the scoring with a neat/amusing free kick, but was forced off after suffering a hamstring injury shortly thereafter, and definitely won't be available for the weekend match against Arsenal.
No matter, you might think. Chelsea have Pedro on the right wing. Uh, bad news there too!
Jose says he will only start thinking about team selection for the Arsenal game tomorrow. He says Willian and Pedro are out for sure. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 16, 2015
At least Oscar's back to sit at #10, but it looks like we'll be fairly light going into a very big match. There are options, of course. Loic Rémy spent some time on the flank after Diego Costa came in, Bertrand Traore can fill in if he needs to and Ramires is available to do Ramiresy things on the right flank. But this is obviously not ideal.