Chelsea Team News: Mourinho Confirms Double Injury Blow Ahead Of Dynamo Kiev Clash
Jose Mourinho has confirmed a double injury blow ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Dynamo Kiev tomorrow night. See what he’s had to say here.
Chelsea will look to get their Champions League campaign back on track when they take on Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday night.
Ahead of the game, Jose Mourinho has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and has given a team news and injury update.
The Portuguese coach revealed a double injury blow with attacking duo Pedro Rodriquez and Loic Remy set to miss the game due to minor problems.
Mourinho didn’t disclose any further details over the pair other than to say they have ‘little injuries’ that aren’t serious, but he’s not willing to take a risk with them tomorrow night.
Pedro started during Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday and didn’t appear to have picked up any injury when he was replaced in the 83rd minute so it looks like he suffered the problem in training.
Remy has found regular action hard to come by this season and got just one minute under his belt during the win at Stamford Bridge at the weekend but it appears he’s also managed to pick up a knock.
With Pedro out, Eden Hazard is favourite to come back in to the starting line-up after the Belgian international was controversially left on the substitutes bench against the Villains with Mourinho claiming he has to work harder defensively.
Chelsea go in to the game at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium tomorrow night sitting third in Group G on three points after losing 2-1 to FC Porto three weeks ago so Mourinho will be demanding a response from his players to get their qualification bid back on track.
Here is what Mourinho told the media today:
Jose says both Pedro and Loic Remy have little injuries, nothing serious but not worth taking a risk. #CFC
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