Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has confirmed that he will give a chance to a number of youngsters in the trip to Swansea on Saturday (9 April) as Eden Hazard, John Terry, Nemanja Matic and Loic Remy will miss the game due to injuries while Diego Costa remain suspended. The Dutch boss, meanwhile, said that Gary Cahill is still a doubt for the game after the England international missed the win over Aston Villa.
"We have a few injured players so we will bring in some youngsters,' Hiddink said in the press conference after he already used the likes of Matt Miazga, Ruben Loftus Cheek, Kenedy and Jake Clarke-Salter in the 4-0 victory over Aston Villa.
"John Terry is still not available, he had a little problem with his achilles like last week. He's been on the training pitch, doing his exercises, but he's not fully recovered. Costa is out (suspended), as you know, Hazard is out, Matic will be out and Remy is out. Nevertheless we will bring in some youngsters as we did last week."
Hazard has been out of action since he suffered a setback in his ongoing hip problems during Chelsea's Champions League elimination to Paris Saint-Germain on 9 March. Hiddink has confirmed that the trio to the Liberty Stadium will still come too early for the Belgium international.
Terry and Cahill, meanwhile, also missed the victory over Aston Villa and only the latter has a chance to return against the Wales outfit after young Miazga partner Branislav Ivanovic at Villa Park.
"We'll see this afternoon, we'll do a test to see if he (Cahill) is fit. It's a bit of a tendon problem in his hip. He trained yesterday and we'll see how he reacts to what was an intense session."
Matic, who saw Hiddink overlook him in the last game in midfield for Ruben Loftus Cheek, Cesc Fabregas, and Obi Mikel instead, is also unavailable for the weekend after the midfielder picked up an injury in his lower leg.
Hiddink, meanwhile, will also face a selection dilemma in his attack after he confirmed that Remy is injury. The Frenchman was the chosen one to cover Diego Costa three-game suspension at Villa Park but he was forced off to be replaced by Pato early in the game due to an injury. The Brazilian himself, Radamel Falcao and Bertran Traore are up for the selection battle as Costa will serve the last game of his ban at the Liverty Stadium.
"We'll see. We had only a few strikers in December and January because apart from Diego Costa they were all injured," The boss said. "Traore wasn't strongly knocking on the door at that time, and now we have strikers who must compete for the position. Who will start tomorrow? You will see tomorrow."