Filipe Luis
Filipe Luis moved to Stamford Bridge this summerReuters

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has claimed left-back Filipe Luis was very lucky to avoid a serious injury following the heavy challenge by Tom Huddlestone during the 2-0 victory over Hull City on Saturday, 13 December.

Hull manager Steve Bruce criticised referee Chris Foy after the game, claiming centre-back Gary Cahill should have been sent off for diving - while Willian and Diego Costa were booked for the same reason.

There has since been much criticism of the Chelsea players for trying to cheat the referee, but Mourinho believes that the Blues have a right to complain, as Filipe Luis was fortunate to escape a broken leg when midfielder Tom Huddlestone made a late lunge on the Brazilian, resulting in his 60th minute sending off.

"Filipe Luis didn't break his leg, he is not in the hospital with surgery in his leg or in his knee and that is great news for us, we were very lucky," Mourinho said to Chelsea official website.

Following their Premier League victory over the Tigers, Chelsea visit Derby County for the Capital One Cup quarter-final on Tuesday night before their trip to Stoke City on Monday.

Even though Mourinho is expected to rest some key players, he has claimed he is going to deploy a strong squad anyway, as he is fully focussed on Derby, rather than the Stoke game.

"Derby is the next match, and the next match is the Capital One Cup, so the next match is the most important match," Mourinho said.

"At this moment we don't speak about any other competition, we just speak about the Capital One Cup. It is a difficult opponent and we have to go with a strong side. It is a sign of respect for Derby, it is a sign of respect for the competition because I don't think this cup deserves other things than we always show for the competition.

We don't have problems. The players are fit, the players are not tired, the players are in good condition so no special reason not to go with a strong side. This is a cup match, a quarter-final, big motivation for them and we have to equal that motivation so our bigger talent can win."