Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is considering whether to risk Samuel Eto’o for Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Paris St. Germain, reports ESPN.
Mourinho has also been reluctant to hand Demba Ba a place in the Chelsea starting line-up, and with Eto’o the club’s highest scoring striker this season, the Portuguese is looking to do everything he can to get the 33-year-old fit enough to play a part at Stamford Bridge.
Asked about the possibility of Eto’o returning for the game, Mourinho said: “Maybe I will pick him. To risk a player you need to have minimum conditions. If you think he’s going to be out after 10 minutes of the game you can’t take that risk.
“If there is a minimum of conditions of risk, then, yes, I will pick him. We need to score goals. If we don’t score a minimum of two goals, we are out. We know that. If we can have everybody available who can give us a chance to score goals, then let’s do that.
“I wanted Eto’o to be on the bench on Saturday [against Stoke] and play 15 or 20 minutes but he was not fit enough. He did not train with the team on Sunday, so we have to see.”
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