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Chelsea receive mixed injury news ahead of Swansea clash

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has handed fans mixed news on the injury front after revealing that goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois isn't 100% fit but is in contention for a starting place ahead of tomorrow's Premier League showdown with Welsh outfit Swansea City. 

Courtois, then, could regain his place in the starting XI after Petr Cech starred in the club's 2-0 victory over Newcastle United this past weekend. 

Courtois troubles  

There's no doubt about it, if Courtois fails to prove his fitness, then Blues fans will be more than happy to see Cech feature once again between the sticks. 

Courtois, though, has proved his credentials throughout the campaign so far, so Chelsea fans will be hoping to see him return to complete fitness sooner rather than later. 

Out 

One man that won't be featuring against the Swans tomorrow, however, is full-back Cesar Azpilicueta, who will miss the game because of injury.

Mourinho has revealed that the versatile Spaniard will return to training next week as the Blues look to continue their title challenge. It's expected, though, that former Atletico man Filipe Luis will take Azpilicueta's place, with Branisalv Ivanovic occupying the other full-back position. 

Gary Cahill, meanwhile, will be hoping to regain his place in the starting XI after Mourinho handed youngster Kurt Zouma a place in the side last weekend.

As well as looking to keep a clean-sheet, Blues fans will be looking towards the likes of Eden Hazard and Diego Costa to provide the spark as they go in search of goals and ultimately another three points. 

Title race 

Mourinho's outfit will no doubt be desperate to return from Wales with the win as they look to extend their lead at the top of England's elite division to five points.

And, with Manchester City playing host to Arsenal on Sunday, Blues fans will be hoping for a great weekend as the race for the league title heats up.

Chelsea fans: Name your starting XI for this weekend's fixture? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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