MASSIVE BLOW – Jose Mourinho Confirms Double Injury Blow For Chelsea, Both Could Miss Tottenham Clash
Just when the Chelsea team are beginning to look like title contenders, they may be short of personnel for the London derby as Ramires and John Terry have picked up injuries during Chelsea’s Champions League clash against Maccabi Tel Aviv.
A visibly angry Mourinho must have envisaged an injury when he complained about the condition of the pitch. After the match he confirmed the injuries to the players and blamed the injuries to the terrible nature of the pitch.
In the post match interview, the Portuguese said:
‘I was saying before, such a beautiful stadium, such a fantastic public,’ they deserve a better surface because the surface was bad and dangerous.
‘We trained on it just a little bit. We tried to protect ourselves. But by my surprise, Maccabi trained after us. Plus the warm-up before the game, the pitch was really bad.
‘Ramires slid and has a muscular injury. John has an ankle injury I think down to the pitch, and we don’t know how bad it is yet.
‘For John to leave the pitch with the score at 1-0, I know already that he’s in trouble.
‘To be fair, my medical department is really good and John is a special guy with a special desire to recover, but to leave the pitch with the result 1-0, I don’t believe too much that he can play on Sunday.’
Both players may have to undergo scans to determine the extent of the injuries but their injuries must have come as a blow to Chelsea who are preparing to Tottenham Hotspurs this weekend.