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Predicted Chelsea lineup against West Ham: John Terry returns, for real this time

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Losses to both PSG and Everton have ended any hope Chelsea still had at winning silverware, and any dreams of finishing in the top four died a long time ago. The Blues are well clear of the relegation places, which looks to be just four woeful clubs looking to finish best of that bunch at this point, and really, unless they're concerned about a top six finish to get into the Europa League, have absolutely nothing left to play for this season.

I'm sure that Guus Hiddink would love to reach the top six, and do well in every one of our remaining contests. He'll have to hope that several backups can carry the scoring load on Saturday, however, as Eden Hazard has been ruled out due to injury, while Diego Costa will be unavailable after picking up a red card against Everton.

Meanwhile, captain John Terry was fit enough to make a cameo in that FA Cup tie, and given that he's been training for a week since that appearance, will likely take his place in the heart of the defense against our cross-town rivals. Hiddink hinted on Friday that both Falcao and Pato could be available as well, but given that neither has made a competitive appearance in months, it's highly unlikely that either have any sort of chance at starting.

I forgot to put up a community voting option for this one, so we don't know who you all would like to see. Oops. That said, here's who I think Guus will start on Saturday..


Courtois | Azpilicueta, Terry, Cahill, Ivanovic | Mikel, Fabregas | Pedro, Oscar, Willian | Traore

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