Chelsea injury news: Cesc Fabregas will return as Diego Costa serves final game of his ban

John Obi Mikel will miss out because of a knee problem

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Cesc Fabregas will return to the Chelsea side for the match against Everton on Wednesday night, confirmed Jose Mourinho.

The Spanish midfielder has missed the last two matches with a hamstring injury and Mourinho said that Fabregas' return was "important".

"Yes, he will be [back in the team," said Mourinho. "I want to have every player but the team played without him and we coped with the situation.

"Obviously to have him back is important for us."

The midfielder's return leaves John Obi Mikel (knee) and Diego Costa (suspended) as the only two first-team players who won't be available at Stamford Bridge.

"We have only Mikel injured, with a little problem in his knee," he reported. "He’s the only one who’s not in conditions to play.

"After that we have a couple of little things that we have to control until tomorrow but normally [they are] not a problem."

Mourinho was still clearly angry at Costa's absence: "We don’t have the player that is suspended.

"We have to stick with Didier [Drogba] and Loic Remy. Again, we need the suspended player but we coped without him and we got results without him.

"With him it could have been even better, but I trust my people; we always decide not to speak about players that cannot play. We try to forget it and give confidence to the other people."

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