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Mourinho spoils Terry, Falcao lineup decisions for Wednesday's League Cup match

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With just about everybody on the team either (finally) finding their form, or proving themselves quite capable of filling in when called upon, Jose Mourinho will face some a few more interesting lineup decisions in the coming days, not just for Wednesday's League Cup match against League One Walsall but also for next weekend's trip to Newcastle United.  Presumably, we will see plenty of rotation but you can never be sure with José.  Apparently what we can be sure about are starts for John Terry and Radamel Falcao.

John Terry will return to the Chelsea team for Wednesday's Capital One Cup tie against Walsall.

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...Diego Costa will be on the bench for the trip to the west Midlands, with Radamel Falcao starting in his place.

-source: Mail

Neil Ashton's report is matched by a few other sources as well, so while there are no direct quotes from the Chelsea manager, he probably made it clear in his post-match words that this is his intention for Wednesday's match.  Also, he's apparently yet to decide whether to give Jamal Blackman his Chelsea debut in goal.  While Begović could no doubt go again, giving Blackman the experience seems like the smart move to make, especially as we seem set on using him as our primary backup until December while Thibaut Courtois recovers.

Terry and Falcao have not featured in two straight matches, for tactical and injury-enforced reasons, respectively.  If the report is true, this will be Falcao's first ever start for Chelsea.  It will be Terry's 650th.