Stamford Bridge stars given boost ahead after cup penalty joy.
Chelsea are confident the injuries suffered by goalkeeper Petr Cech and striker Daniel Sturridge are not serious and the pair will back very soon.
Cech was forced off at half-time of the third-round tie at Stamford Bridge yesterday after suffering a head injury in a collision with Orlando Sa.
The 29-year-old was sent to hospital after last night’s dramatic Carling Cup victory over Fulham with concussion.
The injury was alarming given Cech’s need wear protective headgear following a sickening collision with Stephen Hunt at Reading five years ago.
Goalkeeper understudy Ross Turnbull helped his side to a 4-3 penalty shootout win, but Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas revealed Cech had been given the all clear.
“Petr went for a scan in the hospital and he’s okay,” he said.”He felt a little bit dizzy from the early concussion at half-time.
“We decided, and he decided as well, it was better not to take risks.”
Chelsea suffered a second injury blow when Sturridge hurt himself netting a disallowed goal shortly before the break.
Villas-Boas admits the 22-year-old has a knee problem but revealed: “The ligaments are okay. If he misses one (game), it won’t be more than that.”