Chelsea have been without Thibaut Courtois of late thanks to injury -- Petr Cech's been forced into goal instead, which considering the state of goalkeeping around the Premier League is downright hilarious -- but according to Jose Mourinho the big Belgian should be back in action for the Blues' trip to the Britannia.
Jose says he can't confirm 100 per cent that Thibaut Courtois will be fit for Stoke but he thinks he will. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) December 19, 2014
Thanks to the quality of his backup, it's not as though we're suffering, but it's always important to keep everyone healthy, so it'll be nice to see Thibaut back. Speaking of, we've got updates on Kurt Zouma and Didier Drogba, both of whom picked up some pretty nasty-looking knocks during the League Cup quarterfinal win at Derby County:
Jose reports Kurt Zouma is fine and available for the Stoke game and he expects Didier Drogba to be recovered in time too. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) December 19, 2014
One would not necessarily expect either to play against Stoke (Drogba might be useful off the bench, of course), but after their injuries midweek -- especially the hit Zouma took -- it's good to hear that they're both close to 100 percent.