All eyes will be on Guus Hiddink in a few hours as the Chelsea manager sits down to conduct his pre-match press conference ahead of Wednesday's Premier League clash against West Bromwich Albion. He will no doubt be asked plenty of the usual banalities, but he will also hopefully provide a few updates on Chelsea's growing injury list.
What we do know at the moment is that Eden Hazard and Radamel Falcao will both miss out for sure. Falcao may not play until February, though Hazard is expected back after this weekend and ahead of the Arsenal match on the 24th. Four others are carrying significant knocks or other injury concerns. In his post-match interview, Guus Hiddink called Diego Costa and Loïc Rémy doubtful for Wednesday's match, but both strikers were back in training on Monday, so perhaps their prognosis is a bit more positive. Nemanja Matić (concussion?) also made an appearance in the brief glimpses offered by Chelsea TV's report, though there's no word on Oscar's inflamed toe. Other than the hobbley-wobbley six, no one else is suspended or otherwise unavailable.
The big question facing the man calling the shots is how to account for the sudden glut of injuries and the sudden glut of fixtures this week, especially after fielding basically a full-strength lineup, minus John Terry and Thibaut Courtois (and John Obi Mikel?) against Scunthorpe on Sunday. After West Brom, Everton come to town on Saturday.
So this is where you come in. Choose wisely!