Mourinho gives latest Chelsea injury update ahead of Leicester trip
Jose Mourinho is hoping to have Oscar available for selection again ahead of Chelsea's trip to Leicester
Jose Mourinho is hoping to have Oscar available for selection again after the Chelsea midfielder suffered a head injury during Sunday’s goalless draw at Arsenal.
The Brazilian playmaker was substituted at half-time during the Emirates stalemate after a heavy collision with Gunners goalkeeper David Ospina.
Oscar was sent to hospital but slept at home on Sunday night before reporting for training at Cobham on Monday.
And Mourinho is hopeful that he could be available for Wednesday’s clash with Leicester.
The Portuguese coach also revealed that he will take his whole Blues squad to St George’s Park, England’s national training facility, to prepare for the clash with City.
However, Mourinho is not sure whether he will risk playing Diego Costa, who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Mourinho told a news conference at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground on Monday afternoon: “I really don’t know how Oscar is but the most important thing is that he is not in hospital.
“He went immediately to his house yesterday, slept at home, and he should be arriving [today].
“I don’t know [about Diego Costa]. I have to think about if it deserves a gamble or if we wait a few more days to be completely sure. If it was a player without an injury history I would play him tomorrow, but because he is a player with a history I have to think about that.
“I don’t plan to make many changes. I know they played on Saturday and we played on Sunday, but we will try to recover the players as best we can. We go today to St George’s to prepare as best we can.
“We will leave the young players here to play their cup final against Man City so we don’t take them with us. Our squad is very short with the injuries we have and so there is no space for a lot of rotation.”
Sunday’s draw with Arsenal left Chelsea 10 points clear at the top of the table.