London - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said Nigeria midfielder Mikel Obi is fit again.
Mourinho said he would not pick the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Cup winner for Saturday’s Premier League match against Stoke City at Stamford Bridge.
Mikel has recovered from knee surgery and has been training but the Portuguese manager said he is tired to play a game now due to the injury.
“In this moment we have no injuries, but Mikel is not selected. He’s fine and has worked all week with the group,” AfricanFootball.com quoted Mourinho as saying on Friday.
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“He’s very tired so he is not selected, not injured. Mikel is tired because he was injured for a month, had surgery and was not working with the group.
“After four sessions with the group he needs time to adapt and be in condition.”
However, Mourinho also expects Eden Hazard to start against Stoke, despite complaints of fatigue during the week following the international break.
- News 24