Chelsea have a few issues mounting ahead of their game at home against Hull this weekend.
José Mourinho has revealed in his press conference that fist choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been ruled out this weekend’s game with Hull City with a muscle injury.
Petr Cech played against Sporting in midweek, and the Czech international will keep his place in the side this weekend, while Courtois recovers.
Courtois displaced Cech as first choice this summer after returning from his loan at Atletico Madrid, but Cech has played in several Champions League ties, and Chelsea boss Mourinho will now be delighted he’s kept his top-quality backup fit.
Fortunately Courtois injury does not seem serious. The full extent of the issue has not been revealed, but it appears to be minor: Mourinho described it as a “little problem”.
Jose: ‘Courtois had a little problem in training, a muscular problem, and he’s not available for tomorrow.’ #CFC
— Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) December 12, 2014
Nemanja Matic was suspended for last weekend’s shock loss to Newcastle, and will return straight to the team tomorrow. However, Cesc Fabregas is now suspended, and José Mourinho faces some difficult questions over how to set up in the Spaniard’s absence.