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Hiddink: Decisions to be made

Guus Hiddink says a final call on the availability of certain players for tomorrow's game at Watford will be made after today's training session.

The players will undergo an evening training session today at Cobham (Tuesday) before departing for an overnight stay in Watford shortly afterwards.

The Dutchman addressed the media this afternoon, and provided an update on Pato, who moved to the club on loan from Corinthians until the end of the season.

‘Yesterday he had to do bureaucratic stuff, which we have to accept, he was out of the country and had to get paperwork done, explained Hiddink. ‘He’s worked for a few training sessions now and will of course be in this afternoon.

‘I don’t know if he’s up to the game but we’ll decide later this afternoon. He’s in preparation. The paperwork is done and formally he is available but that’s another thing to physically and mentally.

'That's why we have to prepare him very well as soon as possible. We have a tight schedule coming up.'

Hiddink also discussed the fitness of Willian, who picked up a late knock in Sunday’s win over MK Dons.

‘Willian didn’t go on the pitch yesterday because he had bruising on his foot,’ said the Blues boss. ‘Today he will be on the pitch and we’ll see how his reaction is after training.’

The manager added that Loic Remy is still unavailable due to a calf injury, while Matt Miazga, who moved to Stamford Bridge from New York Red Bulls over the weekend, isn’t expected to be in the squad for tomorrow’s game.