Spanish international Fabregas is said to have a hamstring problem but that didn’t stop Mourinho from using the midfielder for the duration of the 90 minutes in the 2-1 victory over Liverpool.
Ramires on the other hand has a reported groin strain and was taken off during the second half yesterday at Anfield and replaced by Brazilian Willian.
The gamble ultimately paid off for the West Londoners as the midfielders put in a shift and helped the Blues to a 2-1 victory over their rivals, cementing their stay at the top of the Premier League table.
Speaking to the press after the game, Mourinho was keen to praise the duo for risking their well being for the team but admitted they could be ruled out for the Blues’ next match on November 22.
“Every player was fantastic and some were absolutely brilliant but Ramires and Fabregas both played injured.” He said, quoted by the official Chelsea website.
“Maybe the team will lose them for a match or two now but they put themselves there for the team, like I am sure others will in the future because the spirit of the team is fantastic.”
“Fabregas has a hamstring injury, Ramires is the same thing [groin] as before but he knew for my plan it was important for him to start the game.”
“Fabregas is a fantastic professional and he gambled and I gambled. He can join up with Spain but if he does he will be back.”