Mourinho delivers latest Chelsea injury update after Derby win

Jose Mourinho delivers updates about Kurt Zouma and Didier Drogba after Chelsea's win at Derby

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Jose Mourinho played down concerns about Kurt Zouma after he was carried off on a stretcher in the first half of Chelsea’s 3-1 League Cup win at Derby on Tuesday night.

The centre-half suffered a head injury during a nasty-looking collision with goalkeeper Petr Cech, while Didier Drobga also limped off with a suspected ankle injury.

“He is fine,” Mourinho said of Zouma after watching his side book their place in the semi-finals.

“We don’t think he needs hospital treatment. He was a bit dizzy and he had some blood in his mouth because of a cut. He has gone for some exams with the docs. He’ll be available for Monday.

“I thought the collision was a punch, but it was with Petr’s head – his helmet! The players were with the body language that there was some trouble but I had no idea what the trouble was because of the distance.

“I had some information the people with the stretchers are not allowed to run and I trust that.”

Asked about Drobga, Mourinho replied: “His ankle is big! He is a strong guy with a strong mentality. I think he’ll be OK.”

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