Latest Chelsea injury update: Thibaut Courtois, John Terry and more
The latest Chelsea injury update, including team news on the likes of Thibaut Courtois and John Terry
Thibaut Courtois could be in line to make his Premier League return against Bournemouth on Saturday, Jose Mourinho has confirmed as he delivered the latest Chelsea injury update on Friday afternoon.
The Belgian goalkeeper has not featured for the Blues since suffering a serious knee injury while on international duty with Belgium back at the start of September.
Courtois has been making steady progress after undergoing surgery in September – and Mourinho confirmed that the shot-stopper would be included in the Blues’ squad on Saturday. However, the Chelsea boss refused to reveal whether Courtois would start the game.
“To miss Thibaut Courtois for a couple of matches we knew we had good protection, but to lose him for three months – for 19 matches – without the best goalkeeper in the world, is tough for us,” Mourinho told a news conference on Friday afternoon.
Latest Chelsea injury update: Players out
John Terry (ankle)
Radamel Falcao (unknown)
“Now we are back to a situation with the best and one very good. Sooner or later, he will be my number one. If he does not play against Bournemouth he will play against Porto.”
Meanwhile, John Terry, Ramires and Radamel Falcao all remain sidelined and will not be fit to face Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening in the Premier League.
Terry has been out with an ankle injury, while Ramires has been struggling with a muscular strain. Falcao has not featured for Chelsea since the end of October.
Asked about midfielder Nemanja Matic’s fitness, Mourinho added: “He has a double fracture to his face, his nose and his cheekbone, but he has been to get the mask and he can head the ball. The vision is good even in the mask so he is ready to play.”
Chelsea head into Saturday’s game in 14th place in the table and 14 points behind Premier League pace-setters Manchester City.