Reports from Sky Sports claim that Chelsea star Oscar will be available for the Blues’ midweek encounter against Leicester City.
The Brazilian attacking midfielder was withdrawn from Sunday’s dull 0-0 draw against Arsenal and was taken straight to the hospital after suffering a concussion having collided with Gunners’ goalkeeper David Ospina.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho later claimed that he was scared for the 23-year-old and that he would undergo a series of scans to determine the extent of the injury. The Portuguese Special One however said on Monday:
“Oscar left the hospital and stayed at home last night. He should be here today. Everybody will travel to Leicester.”
Mourinho though could not confirm whether Diego Costa would be fit to return at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday night as the Blues close in on the title. Leicester though are in fantastic form having lifted themselves off the relegation zone for the first since November with a fourth straight victory on Saturday.
Should the 26-year-old Costa not feature, Mourinho would have a host of options to deploy anyone as the farthest man forward. Chelsea did play with 6 midfielders against Arsenal on Sunday but against Leicester Didier Drogba could start, the Ivorian who played in the second half against the Gunners.
Mourinho has also insisted that he will not call on the club’s youth players, who contest the second leg of their FA Youth Cup final against Manchester City, which they lead 3-1, on Monday night.
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