Chelsea’s little wobble could be about to get a lot worse…
José Mourinho has revealed that Thibaut Courtois has been ruled out this weekend’s game with Hull City with a muscle injury.
The Belgian keeper didn’t play in midweek, with Petr Cech continuing his run of games in the Champions League, and José Mourinho will be happy that he’s kept his backup keeper sharp for situations like this.
Courtois displaced Cech as first choice this summer after returning from his loan at Atletico Madrid. Cech has been repeatedly been linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge, but has played three times in Europe, and will start for the Blues on Saturday.
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The extent of Courtois’ injury is not clear, but Mourinho described it as a “little” problem, and seemed to indicate the giant stopper would miss only one match.
Chelsea will also be without Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who is suspended for the game, while Nemanja Matic will return to the side after missing last weekend’s surprise loss to Newcastle through his own suspension.
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