The Stamford Bridge outfit will hope he can make the Champions League clash…
Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas is struggling to overcome a bout of flu ahead of the Blues’ match against PSG on Tuesday evening, reports the Irish Mirror.
The Spaniard did train ahead of the Champions League last 16 first leg, but had to be heavily wrapped up in warm clothing. If he misses out on the match it is likely that Ramires will take his place in the centre of midfield, with other option John Obi Mikel currently injured.
Manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that the Stamford Bridge outfit aren’t the same team without the 27-year-old in the starting line up. Without the former Arsenal man they have far less creativity in the middle of the pitch, putting pressure on Eden Hazard.
“We are a different team with him, I’m not saying or better or worse, I’m saying different,” he said. “The team grew up from pre-season with him on the team and the team went in a certain direction with a style of play.”
He added, “Without him, we lose some control, some possession, we become the same team, well organised, good in transition. But with him, we control the game better, we have more control of the game. We have possession of the ball because of the nature of the style of player he is.”
Meanwhile the Portuguese boss has apparently decided to put Thibaut Courtois in goal for the big game, Petr Cech having played against Everton in the club’s last fixture.