Chelsea will be playing Everton in the FA Cup quarterfinal tomorrow in a rematch of the 2009 final. Ahead of the game, Hiddink provided an update on the general state of the Blues' squad in terms of fitness.
Hiddink started it off with good news on defender John Terry, who will be travelling to Liverpool along with the squad after spending 4 weeks out due to his hamstring injury.
"[Terry] worked rather well in the past days and he will be included in the travelling list. Of course, he has not practiced a lot in the last weeks and days. I will see today whether there is a reaction to yesterday's training. I would like him to travel to Liverpool."
Earlier today, quotes from Eden Hazard's father Thierry regarding his son's fitness status flew around the media and despite his voiced concerns, Hiddink said that the Belgian should be available to play against Everton in the weekend.
"[Hazard] is not absent of injury. You can have an injury where you cannot play but you can have one where you can play but you are not fully fit. That also has an influence on the freshness and it's true that's a worry. He will be okay. He will be available. He's desperate to participate in the team performance."
A potential absentee in our next match is striker Diego Costa, who went off the pitch against Paris Saint-Germain in our Champions League game last Tuesday after picking up a hip problem. According to Hiddink, he will evaluate whether or not to pick Costa.
"[Costa] went off and had some problems. Yesterday he had rest and treatment, today the same, so I will see how he is. It's in his hip."
-Guus Hiddink; Source: Chelsea FC
A loss to Everton tomorrow would end Chelsea's chances of getting a trophy this season, as well as heavily diminish our odds of obtaining a Europa League spot for the next term. Here's hoping Hiddink will make sure to cut down any risks by fielding the strongest line-up we can, with the players doing their part by showing the same kind and amount of effort they put against PSG earlier this week.