Mourinho confirms several Chelsea players are dealing with injuries ahead of their Champions League tie

Ian Walton

In addition to Marco van Ginkel and David Luiz, three other Chelsea players are dealing with minor injuries

After Saturday's match against Everton, Jose Mourinho gave us an update on the Chelsea injury situation. We knew David Luiz was set to miss today's clash with a problem, but it sounds as if three other Blues were dealing with injuries of their own:

'Today he was saying he could cope with the pain, it's not a dangerous one, just a painful one. He said he could cope with the situation, clearly he couldn't.

'We have three days so let's see. With Mikel and David Luiz, I don't know if they can recover. It's important we have at least one of them because we don't have Matic for the Champions League.

'Ramires had a similar situation to Oscar, I tried to protect him and not play him but the game demanded I play him. Clearly, though, he could cope with the situation.'

Without knowing the specifics of any of the injuries, it's hard to know whether or not it'[s a cause for any concern. It's somewhat comforting to hear that Oscar is a bit banged up though, as he wasn't very good before being withdrawn at the half.

Regardless, Ramires making it through the second half without issue means that we'll at least have a functional eleven midweek, even if that starting lineup features a Ramires/Frank Lampard pivot. Having some other options would be nice, though.

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