NEWSFLASH: TWO TO MISS PALACE

Jose Mourinho has reported Ashley Cole and Samuel Eto’o will not be part of the squad to take on Crystal Palace in Saturday afternoon’s London derby at Selhurst Park.

Cole continues to recover from a knee ligament injury sustained in training at the start of the month while Eto’o came off early in the win against Arsenal last weekend with a hamstring problem.

Marco van Ginkel will play a second game for the Chelsea Under-21 side this evening as he regains fitness following a cruciate ligament reconstruction.

Mourinho has no other injury concerns this weekend but he says although he does not think Eto’o will recover in time for the away game against Paris St-Germain on Wednesday, there is a possibility.

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