He’s back! Chelsea recall key man for Bournemouth clash – TEAM NEWS HERE

first_imgThibaut Courtois is back in the Chelsea starting XI for Saturday’s Premier League visit of Bournemouth.The Belgian goalkeeper has been sidelined since the start of September with a knee injury picked up on international duty.But, having returned to training earlier this month, he has now been brought back into the team, with Asmir Begovic dropping to the bench.Diego Costa is on the bench for Chelsea for the second successive game.Costa was dropped for last weekend’s goalless draw with Tottenham and made his frustrations clear, throwing a bib at boss Jose Mourinho during the game.Mourinho denied any problems existed with the striker ahead of the clash with Bournemouth but has decided to leave him out again, with Eden Hazard operating as a striker.Bournemouth, meanwhile, have recalled Artur Boruc to their starting line-up.The goalkeeper comes in for Adam Federici, who suffered an injury during last weekend’s draw with Everton.Sylvain Distin misses out for the Cherries through illness, but Harry Arter is fit enough to start after overcoming a hamstring injury.Chelsea team:Courtois; Ivanovic (c), Zouma, Cahill, Baba; Fabregas, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Pedro; Hazard. Subs: Begovic, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Traore, Remy, Costa.Bournemouth team: Boruc, Daniels, Cook, Francis, Smith, Arter, Gosling, Surman, Ritchie, Stanislas, King. Subs: Allsop, Cargill, Butcher, O’Kane, Kermorgant, Murray, Rantie 1 Thibaut Courtois last_img

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