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Mourinho waits on Essien injury
Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien
Essien scored the winner in the match against Birmingham
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is waiting for news on a knee injury suffered by Michael Essien after the midfielder scored the winner against Birmingham.

The Ghana star was substituted with 21 minutes remaining of Sunday's 3-2 win.

"It was something in the knee ligament. He was in pain, I had two midfielders on the bench so I made the change immediately," said Mourinho.

"If you asked me, I would say I do not know if he will be fit for Wednesday's match against Reading."

Playing without a Makelele type - and with only Essien and Lampard in midfield - is slightly crazy

John K
Essien's winner came as Chelsea set a new English record of 64 unbeaten home matches in the top flight.

Mourinho enjoyed some positive news as Didier Drogba came off the bench after missing the Community Shield match against Manchester United because of injury, while Claude Makelele and Paulo Ferreira are expected to train on Monday.

lot of injurys this past weekend to key players!!!

essien is in the game against reading tonight so should get a victory again
But reading looked strong against Utd and chelsea looked a bit shakey against birmingham. So you never know...
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