Midfielder Manuel Lanzini also looks set to miss Sunday's trip to Chelsea with the knee injury he suffered on global duty with Argentina. "If we do, I hope we can give them a really good game".
Now they are only a few wins away from survival.
"I'm always basing myself on the fact that 40 points is what we need to get to".
"We are Chelsea, and when you play or you are a coach for this type of club, you must show great pride until the end and don't give up".
As has been said far too often in the past few months, Chelsea will be hoping to regain some form against London rivals West Ham when the two clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, this following a very depressing 3-1 defeat to Tottenham last weekend.
The Hammers last won at Stamford Bridge in September 2002 when Paolo Di Canio's late goal clinched a 3-2 victory.
Chelsea host West Ham at Stamford Bridge but are the Hammers playing the Blues at just the right time?
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Personally, I believe one can make a case to advocate that giving at least one of those players a chance per game should most certainly be doable without risking our remaining chances of grabbing one of those Champions League spots, however unlikely that may seem.
The winger impressed once again for the club's Under 23s in Thursday night's win over Manchester City scoring a wonder free-kick in a 1-0 win.
Chelsea head into the match having lost three of their last four fixtures in the top flight.
However, they have not lost in 11 home Premier League games against the Hammers (W8 D3).
West Ham now sit five points away from the drop zone and a positive result this weekend will go a long way to securing their Premier League status.
David Moyes has won none of his 14 away Premier League games against Chelsea, drawing six and losing eight.
"Not because it was our doing but because of where he positioned himself, because we had told him 'you better do the running back".