Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has his own injury problems ahead of the Blues' last-16 Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night.
Cesc Fabregas, who recovered from a minor hamstring strain to feature against Everton has fallen ill and is a doubt for the crucial tie against the Ligue 1 side. The Portuguese manager will decide on the inclusion of the midfielder in his squad following a late test on Tuesday.
Apart from the Spaniard, the former Real Madrid manager also revealed problems for midfielders Oscar and Willian, but the duo could feature as he confirmed that they are just "little problems".
"We have only little problems, not everybody is perfect. Oscar has a problem, Fabregas was ill, Willian still has a little feeling from the Liverpool game, but everybody wanted to try and I would say that only Mikel is completely out," Mourinho said, as quoted by the Telegraph.
Mourinho has acknowledged that Chelsea are a better team with the former Arsenal skipper in the side and that his team loses a little control of the game in his absence.
"We are a different team with Fabregas, I'm not saying better or worse, I'm saying different. The team grew up from pre-season with him on the team and the team went in a certain direction with a style of play."
"Without him, we lose some control, some possession, we become the same team, well organised, good in transition. But with him, we control the game better, we have more control of the game. We have possession of the ball because of the nature of the style of player he is," the Blues boss explained.
The report claims that Petr Cech, who was given the nod ahead of regular number one Thibaut Courtois for the clash against Everton, will not keep his place despite putting in an impressive performance against the Toffees. The Belgian is set to return to goal for the crunch tie against PSG.