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Feb 9, 2013 at 3pm UK at Stamford Bridge
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Ramires (23'), Lampard (86'), Hazard (56'), Marin (90')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Maloney (58')

Preview: Chelsea vs. Wigan Athletic

Sports Mole previews Wigan Athletic's trip to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea.

Chelsea host Wigan Athletic on Saturday as they look to record their first victory in five matches.

The Blues have not won since they defeated Arsenal on January 20 and manager Rafael Benitez is coming under increasing pressure to halt the club's poor run of form.

Benitez has several fitness issues to contend with before naming his side, with Petr Cech likely to miss out with a broken finger while Demba Ba suffered a broken nose in last week's 3-2 loss to Newcastle United.

Eden Hazard could return to the starting lineup after serving his suspension for his altercation with a ball boy during Chelsea's exit from the Capital One Cup.

Wigan have dropped into the Premier League relegation zone in recent weeks and they will be hoping to record their first victory in the league since the turn of the year.

Manager Roberto Martinez could retain the same starting lineup that began last weekend's 2-2 draw with Southampton.

Recent form

Chelsea: DWDDDL

Wigan Athletic: DWLWDD

Possible starting lineups

Chelsea: Turbull; Ivanovic, Bertrand, Cahill, Terry; Hazard, Ramires, Lampard, Mata, Oscar; Torres

Wigan Athletic: Al Habsi; Caldwell, Stam, Figueroa, Scharner; Maloney, McArthur, Espinoza, McCarthy, Beausejour; Di Santo

Sports Mole says: 3-1

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