Chelsea team news and predicted XI vs Bournemouth

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Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino faces a considerable selection crisis as the Blues return to action on Sunday on the south coast against Bournemouth.

The former Tottenham and Southampton boss reportedly has just 14 or 15 senior players available for the weekend after a rash of injuries hit Chelsea in the last few weeks.

Pochettino is guaranteed to be without Reece James, Christopher Nkunku, Wesley Fofana, Armando Broja, Marcus Bettinelli, Carney Chukwuemeka, and Roméo Lavia for the trip south, while Benoît Badiashile and Trevoh Chalobah are currently listed as doubts but are in line for a return soon even if they do not feature at the weekend.

Andrew Thompson

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