Slav changes the Bilic script again


Slaven Bilic has revealed that Andy Carroll will be given  every chance of proving his fitness for the Premier League fixture against Watford on Saturday.

The situation on the big man took a new turn in the manager’s press conference when he explained: “Regarding the game against Watford, he’ll try to run today (Thursday) and if he’s good then maybe he has a chance to be in the squad for Saturday. To be fair I don’t think about Chelsea now.”

Having said earlier that AC won’t play Bilic declared: “I don’t want to rule him out for Watford. With Andy you never know, if he can run today and train tomorrow then maybe he will be in the squad for Saturday.

“This is not a big injury but he needs to play, he needs to be available and hopefully he will train tomorrow, whether he will be available for Saturday, that would be great but if not definitely Chelsea.

“He didn’t train yesterday but he was in the gym for an hour and a half. He’s a big lad, he gives everything and he is looking after himself.”

Carroll has been sidelined with a groin injury and was forced to miss the last game against West Brom at London Stadium.

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