Are you nervous about this Sunday's EPL match about Chelsea? I am too. But this might help cheer you up a little bit: Jose Mourinho has confirmed that John Terry and Ramires are serious doubts for the Spurs match after picking up injuries in Chelsea's Champions League win at Maccabi Tel-Aviv on Tuesday.
But, this also being Jose Mourinho, he's blamed both injures on the woeful condition of Maccabi's playing surface.
Jose reports Ramires was injured in training yesterday and JT now has an ankle injury, both he thinks caused by the bad pitch. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 24, 2015
Jose says for Terry to leave the pitch with the score just 1-0 means he expects the injury is too bad for him to play at Spurs. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 24, 2015
You keep on being you, Mou.
Look, we never cheer for injuries to players at Cartilage Free Captain (not even to John Terry), but I can tell you I already have a stomachache about this match, so Chelsea not having two key defensive players available to them certainly helps keep the ulcer from coming back. Terry, in particular, has been a bit of a Spurs-killer in recent years, having scored in three of the past five matches between these two clubs.
Meanwhile, even after their win last weekend, Chelsea's wheels are still off the wagon, and they're sitting in 15th place as they head into the on-form team of the Premier League. What could possibly go wrong, right? Pass the Maalox.