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Chelsea boss José Mourinho sweating over David Luiz fitness

The 25-year-old is in a race to be fit in time for Wednesday
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The Brazilian was sidelined for Saturday's win over Everton but is hoping that the 25-year-old will be fit to face Galatasary in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Nemanja Matic is ineligible for the clash and José Mourinho would have a ready-made replacement in David Luiz.

The former Benfica star was absent for Saturday's dramatic 1-0 Premier League victory over Everton, which saw captain John Terry score an injury-time winner.

 "We have three days so let's see," said Mourinho after the Everton game.

"With David Luiz, I don't know if he can recover. It's important we have him because we don't have Matic for the Champions League."

Mourinho also spoke about the minor injuries of Oscar and Ramires. The latter was introduced as a half-time substitute against Everton after Oscar failed to shake off a pre-game complaint.

"It's not a dangerous one, just a painful one," said Chelsea's boss of Oscar's injury. "He said he could cope with the situation, clearly he couldn't."

"Ramires had a similar situation to Oscar, I tried to protect him and not play him but the game demanded I play him. Clearly, though, he could cope with the situation."


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