Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Torres to miss Schalke tie

Chelsea will be without Fernando Torres for their UEFA Champions League tie against Schalke at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

The Spain international suffered a thigh injury
in training earlier in the week and manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed he will miss the Group E fixture.

Asked whether Torres would feature against the Bundesliga outfit, Mourinho stated on Tuesday, “No, he is out.

“(Ryan) Bertrand is injured, just today in training, so I cannot say what… but he’s out of selection.

“Fernando has a muscular injury. We don’t know the dimension but we await the scans tomorrow, but tomorrow out and out for the weekend too. After that comes an international break. Let’s see if he can recover after that.”

Torres’ injury will also keep him out of the Premier League clash with West Brom on Saturday, and Mourinho has called on Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o to make the most of any opportunities they get as a result.
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