Chelsea striker Loic Remy is set to recover in time for the visit of Manchester United on 18 April after a muscular injury kept him out of the Premier League win over Queens Park Rangers.

Remy pulled out of the game at Loftus Road after being expected to stand in for the injured Diego Costa, leaving the Blues with just one recognised striker in Didier Drogba who played just his third full 90 minutes of the season on 12 April.

The absence of Costa and Remy would have left Chelsea with wafer-thin attacking options ahead of the game against United but Mourinho has indicated the France international's "small" injury will not force him out of the summit meeting.

"Small. Small injury," Mourinho said. "I think he should play next game, or be on the bench. He should be available."

Speaking prior to the 1-0 win provided by Cesc Fabregas' 88<sup>th minute goal, Mourinho stated: "We never cry, we never complain. We just trust the people on the pitch. The one on the pitch is Didier Drogba, obviously we trust him. And today we forget Diego and we forget Remy."

Such were Chelsea's problems in attack they were forced into recalling 17-year-old Isaiah Brown into their squad 24 hours before the club's academy face Shakhtar Donetsk in the Uefa Youth League final in Switzerland.

Brown or Dominic Solanke could yet be called upon come the visit of Louis van Gaal's men, a selection that would represent a vote of confidence to the club's youth system that has been often marginalised under the Portuguese boss.

The news is a major boost for Chelsea as they close in on their first league title since 2010, needing just 12 points from their last seven matches to see Mourinho clinch his third Premier League title success.