Mourinho gives us an injury update

Ian Walton

In his press conference ahead of the Sunderland game, Jose Mourinho was asked about the status of Samuel Eto'o, David Luiz and Oscar, all of whom have suffered injuries lately. The news isn't particularly good -- David Luiz is still out and although the manager is hoping to get him back soon he doesn't know exactly when he'll return. Oscar isn't ready to play on Wednesday.

But there's some decent news on the Eto'o front. The striker has recovered from last week's injury far quicker than expected, is back in training with the rest of the team, and is in the running for a place with the squad against Sunderland. Even if he isn't, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba did well enough against Southampton that we should probably be pretty comfortable with those two for the moment. We can also absorb Oscar being gone for a game or so without a problem thanks to having eight million attacking midfielders on the books.

David Luiz being gone is more of an issue, but Gary Cahill and John Terry are doing well enough for now.

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