Roberto Di Matteo’s side entertain Reading in this midweek Stamford Bridge fixture.
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Chelsea midfielder Ramires could feature against Reading on Wednesday, having recovered from the illness that kept him out of Sunday’s win at Wigan.
Summer signing Marko Marin remains sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Reading midfielder Jem Karacan will miss the game after failing to recover from a leg injury.
Striker Jason Roberts is suspended and Jimmy Kebe is out with a hamstring injury. New goalkeeper Stuart Taylor is available but unlikely to start.(BBC Sport)
Reading boss Brian McDermott bring his Royals side to Stamford Bridge with what must be a mixture of fear and pride. He will be glad to have seen his Royals side gain promotion to the top flight but will be all to aware of just how tough a night his side could be in for.
Chelsea registered two goals in the opening six of minutes of their opener at the DW Stadium and Reading must look to see out the first 15 minutes if they are to leave West London with anything.
Eden Hazard will hope to show the Blues home support what he is capable of having put in a very impressive debut performance against Wigan. This game has been brought forward due to Chelsea’s involvement in the European Super Cup and perhaps players will be fighting to win a place in Roberto Di Matteo’s thoughts for the encounter against Atletico Madrid in Monaco.
Chelsea 4-0 Reading
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