Benitez expecting Mourinho return

Rafael Benitez yesterday dropped a huge hint that Jose Mourinho is set to retake the reins at Stamford Bridge.

After telling reporters that “another manager” will be at Stamford Bridge, the Spaniard said:

“I think everybody knows who will be here. I have to concentrate on my job. It’s not my concern”.

Chelsea’s interim manager then reiterated that he will not be at the club beyond the next four games, beginning with this evening’s crucial visit of Tottenham Hotspur.

Three points for the Blues will as good as see them qualify for the Champions League due to their superior goal difference.

However, should Tottenham take all three points, they will move level on points with Chelsea, ahead of the last two games of the season.

Eden Hazard is set to return to the starting line-up after recovering from the calf injury that kept him out of the win over Manchester United.

John Obi-Mikel and Ryan Bertrand remain side-lined, though Oriol Romeu is available following a long term knee problem.

Finally, the Daily Mail have reported that a deal to bring Bayer Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle to Stamford Bridge is near completion, with the German sides general manager Wolfgang Holzhauser claiming that a pre-contract agreement has ‘probably’ been signed.