Mourinho Anxious Of Costa And Cahill Injuries?

The centre-back suffered a torn adenoids while scoring adjoin Barcelona and the striker complained of a hamstring problem, but the Blues bang-up hopes to accept both accessible quickly.

Chelsea administrator Jose Mourinho is hopeful that neither Gary Cahill nor Diego Costa will be kept out of activity by injuries suffered in Tuesday's affable adjoin Barcelona.

Cahill was aloof with a accessible torn adenoids afterwards demography a draft while scoring a backward equaliser in their International Champions Cup bold in Washington.

The bold accomplished 2-2 afore the Blues went on to win 4-2 win on penalties.

Costa featured for an hour afore he was replaced by Loic Remy afterwards activity a ache in his alarming hamstring but Mourinho was not ever anxious by the injuries to two of his key players.

"Cahill has a adventitious of a torn nose, maybe yes, maybe no," he explained to reporters. "If no, perfect. If yes, he will get a affectation tomorrow to be accessible for Sunday [the Community Shield bout adjoin Arsenal].

"Diego acquainted a little affair in his hamstring. We accept it is just a feeling, no added than that, but we accept to wait."

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Mourinho aswell accepted he thoroughly enjoyed the bold as a comedy in a amphitheater ample with colour.

"My aboriginal anticipation if I got on the angle was the amazing colour of the game," he added. "The army was beautiful. The dejected guys and the Barcelona humans were together. There was lots of colour. The screens were amazing.

"Barcelona were not afraid about acceptable or losing. They were training - the aforementioned as us. It was not a appropriate game. It was two teams searching for the best intensity, the best form.

"For me it was fantastic. I thanked Luis Enrique a lot for what they gave us. It was just what we needed.

"It was 2-2; it could accept been 4-4. The penalties beggarly annihilation for us, annihilation for Barca, but for the humans it agency a lot.

"The 70,000 or so humans that were actuality go home happy. It was acceptable advance for soccer in the US and acceptable for the advance of our clubs."
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