Mourinho delivers latest Chelsea injury update after PSG draw
The Chelsea boss reveals that a number of players were suffering from injuries ahead of Tuesday's PSG clash
Jose Mourinho has revealed that a number of his players were struggling with injuries in the build-up to Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Paris Saint-Germain.
Branislav Ivanovic’s first-half opener was cancelled out by Edinson Cavani’s strike nine minutes after half-time as the two sides head to Stamford Bridge for the return leg of the last-16 tie next month.
Speaking at his post-match news conference in the French capital, Mourinho revealed that the likes of Eden Hazard, Willian and Oscar had been struggling with injuries in the build-up to the game.
He also confirmed that Fabregas had been bed ridden with a virus, before praising his side’s dedication to the Chelsea cause.
Mourinho told reporters on Tuesday night: “Many times you know the injured players that cannot play, some of the time you don’t know the ones who have problems.
“Since the Everton game, Hazard, Willian, Oscar, Fabregas and Ivanovic haven’t trained. They did some individual training to keep moving but they didn’t train. They tried and gave their best.
“Fabregas has had three days in bed, they gave everything and that’s important.”
Mourinho will be hoping that his players will be able to recover in time for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Burnley at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea host PSG in the return leg of the last-16 tie at Stamford Bridge on 11 March.