Chelsea injury news: John Terry return on the cards but Diego Costa still suspended for Southampton clash

Jose Mourinho set to make further changes following mid-week defeat

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho would not say whether he intends to restore club captain John Terry to his starting XI for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Southampton at Stamford Bridge.

The Portuguese coach is considering whether to reinstate the 34-year-old centre-half in order to bring much-needed organisation to a chaotic and porous backline.

Up front, he will be without Diego Costa, who is set to see out the last installment of his three-match suspension. 

One of Loic Remy or Radamel Falcao should start up front. Neither player travelled for Tuesday night's 2-1 Champions League defeat to Porto, nor did Brazilian playmaker Oscar, but all three are in contention to return this weekend.

Willian's impressive showing in mid-week may see him start in place of Pedro, who struggled to make an impact

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, out until December following knee surgery, is the only absentee forced to sit out through injury.


Diego Costa - suspensed - third match of three - expected back 17 October

Thibaut Courtois - knee injury - expected back 15 December

Provisional squad

Begovic, Ivanovic, Fabregas, Zouma, Rahman, Ramires, Oscar, Falcao, Hazard, Mikel, Traore, Djilobodji, Kenedy, Pedro, Remy, Matic, Willian, Cahill, Terry, Blackman, Azpilicueta, Loftus-Cheek, Collins