Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini could reportedly be ruled out for several weeks as a result of the knee injury he suffered on Sunday.
The Belgian international sustained the knock after a dangerous high tackle from Chelsea defender David Luiz, for which he was merely given a yellow card.
According to The Mirror, it could now leave Fellaini sidelined for weeks with United forced to wait until the swelling goes down in order for the midfielder to undergo a scan and reveal the full extent of the issue.
It will be a blow to Mourinho as he prepares his side to face Manchester City in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night, and although Fellaini was rightly criticised for his performance at the weekend, his partnership with Paul Pogba at times had shown some positive signs.
Nevertheless, he will now likely face a spell on the sidelines, with Mourinho having to consider his options and continue to try and find the right balance in midfield.
It’s been one of the most talked about aspects of his tenure thus far as despite being in charge for several months now, the Portuguese tactician has yet to settle and decide which pairing is the most effective.
He’ll have to shuffle the pack again in midweek, while City also have their own injury setback to deal with as The Mirror report that Kevin De Bruyne picked up a calf problem on Sunday and so will not feature against United while his participation in the clash with West Bromwich Albion this weekend is also under threat.