Cesc Fabregas could be an injury concern for Chelsea’s crunch clash with Manchester City on Saturday after limping out of their league cup semi-final win over Liverpool on Tuesday, according to the BBC.
Manager Jose Mourinho attempted to cool fears he could miss arguably the most important league game of Chelsea’s season so far by insisting it was only a precautionary change.
He said: “Fabregas reported a tight hamstring. He said he wasn’t yet injured but that he would be soon if he continued.”
The club will monitor the progress of Fabregas and hope he is fit enough to face City.
The Spain international has been a revelation since joining from Barcelona over the summer – providing a league high 15 assists, seven more than second placed Leighton Baines.
However it is not just Fabregas Mourinho has been posed a headache by.
Left back Felipe Luis was a casualty late on for the Blues after he hobbled off with a reported calf problem, while Branislav Ivanovic suffered a foot wound and will also need to be assessed.
Chelsea currently sit five points clear of City and a win will create an eight point gap and put one Chelsea hand on the title.
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