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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed Eden Hazard will be available for selection for Saturday’s Premier League clash with West Brom.

The Belgium international was dropped from the squad to face Schalke after missing a training session earlier in the week but Mourinho will welcome him back in to contention.

The Blues will still be without Fernando Torres, with the forward not expected to be back until after the international break, while Ryan Bertrand is available once again.

Marco van Ginkel (knee) is a long-term absentee.

Meanwhile, West Bromwich Albion winger Scott Sinclair is unlikely to be back from a recent hamstring injury in time for the game against his former club.

Striker Victor Anichebe has fully recovered from a hamstring problem but another former Chelsea favourite, Nicolas Anelka is doubtful with a groin issue ahead of the Stamford Bridge clash.

Right-back Billy Jones joins Zoltan Gera and Ben Foster on the absentee list after suffering the injury in last weekend’s win over Crystal Palace.

West Brom’s head coach Steve Clarke is likely to receive the warmest welcome of Jose Mourinho’s ex-assistants when he meets his former master in competitive action for the first time.

Nicolas Anelka, too, will be soundly applauded by the home fans should Clarke have him available.

In the continued absence of Fernando Torres, Mourinho is likely to continue with Samuel Eto’o: he appears to remain unconvinced about Demba Ba.

While Eden Hazard may get the chance to redeem himself after unspecified disciplinary issues which kept him out of Chelsea’s midweek Champions League win, whoever plays, Chelsea’s home form should see them through.

Even against the side that won at Old Trafford.

Stat of the game: Jose Mourinho is unbeaten in 65 home games in the Premier League in two spells as Chelsea manager.

Chelsea (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole; Lampard, Ramires; Schürrle, Mata, Oscar; Eto’o.
Out: Torres (muscle), Van Ginkel (knee).

WBA (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Myhill; Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Mulumbu, Morrison; Amalfitabo, Sesegnon, Berahino; Long.
Out: Foster (foot), Gera (knee), Jones (hamstring).
Tests: Anelka (groin), Sinclair (hamstring).

Referee: Lee Probert. Matches: 7, R1 Y7.

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