Thibaut Courtois will miss this weekend’s trip to Manchester City after the Football Association rejected Chelsea’s appeal for wrongful dismissal.
The goalkeeper was given his marching orders by Michael Oliver having tripped Bafetimbi Gomis as he ran through on goal, and the Blues were hopeful the decision would be overturned.
Loic Remy was given the nod in his absence but failed to impress and Mourinho may have to field the Frenchman once more on Saturday evening with Chelsea no closer to knowing whether Costa will be available.
“So for them to do that they must be sure the player has a real problem and not a little knock”. And I was sure that Eden hadn’t a serious problem. “But my medical department – on an impulse – was naive and left me with eight outfield players in a counter attack after a set piece”.
Mourinho said: “I was doing what the status of my club and my status as a manager [demands]”.
“n”>Jonjo Shelvey’s display in Saturday’s 2-2 draw against champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge has convinced Swansea City manager Garry Monk that the midfielder can earn a recall into the England squad. “It was on day one we were punished, but it was not on day one that I opened my mouth”.
Ayew was the only Marseille player beside top scorer Andre-Pierre Gignac to reach double figures for Marseille last season, while his shot accuracy of 58% was the highest among the French club’s midfielders.
“I thought for 90 minutes we were excellent”, Monk said.
“In my first period, my personal relationship (with Abramovich) was very good (but) professionally we had some interferences and a bit of a disagreement with some ideas”, Mourinho told Sky Sports News.
The 19-year-old started for Chelsea in matches against Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at the end of last season, but he was heavily criticised by Mourinho following a post-season game in Australia. The ball was going away from goal and I believe Gary Cahill could get back on the line.
After Marc Albrighton teed up Jamie Vardy for an 11th-minute header, Mahrez scored with a header from another Albrighton cross and then added a penalty to put Leicester 3-0 up with only 25 minutes gone. “The referee got that right”.