Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and midfielder Cesc Fabregas have returned to fitness and will be involved.
For Bournemouth, Joshua King and Junior Stanislas are both back in contention after their respective injuries, but Jermain Defoe (ankle) and Tyrone Mings (back) are still sidelined.
Jermain Defoe and Tyrone Mings will again miss out.
Eddie Howe says that Bournemouth players must ensure they are keeping their feet on the ground after the sensational 3-0 win away to Chelsea.
“Now is not the right moment to speak about Giroud after a bad defeat”, he added.
The skipper has been subpar the entire season and Conte would hope that he returns back to form sooner than later.
Los Blancos may axe Zinedine Zidane given their current woes with their Champions League clash against PSG crucial to his survival. “There is nothing above it when you’re playing for a club”.
“Tactically he’s made the league more interesting, and it’s been fascinating to see his work delivered on the pitch”. Chelsea’s first home defeat since September 30 exposed the London side’s lack of firepower, with Alvaro Morata injured, Michy Batshuayi on his way to Dortmund on loan and Olivier Giroud signed from Arsenal only a few hours before kickoff.
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Antonio Conte has applauded his own efforts at Chelsea, despite admitting the club are in danger of missing out on Champions League football next season.
Giroud scored 105 goals in 253 appearances during his five-and-a-half-season stay at Arsenal.
‘They have won maybe the most trophies in the last six or seven years.
Italian Conte has been in charge at Stamford Bridge since the summer of 2016, and led the club to the Premier League title in his first season.
However, in his pre-match press conference yesterday, the Chelsea boss stated that the distractions of the final days of the transfer windows and the injuries to some of his personnel are no excuse for not going out and getting all three points when they take on Bournemouth. My worry is not about his physical condition, but only to go into our idea of football, to understand the movement without the ball and with the ball.
However, they remain eight points better off than Arsenal in the battle to finish in the top four, and also host Barcelona in the first leg of a blockbuster Champions League last 16 tie on February 20.