Chelsea injury news: Pedro and Branislav Ivanovic return to training as Jose Mourinho laughs and jokes with squad

Thibaut Courtois remains the only injury concern

Tom Sheen
Tuesday 03 November 2015 12:51
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Chelsea welcomed back Pedro and Branislav Ivanovic as under-pressure manager Jose Mourinho led training on Tuesday morning.

The Spanish winger has not played in any of the last four matches after coming off injured in Chelsea's last victory, against Aston Villa on 17 October.

Pedro was said to have suffered a knock but his return was delayed.

Branislav Ivanovic did not play at all for the Blues in October after picking up a hamstring injury while on international duty for Serbia.

Thibaut Courtois, expected to be out for around another month, is now Chelsea's only injury concern; he did not train.

Under-pressure manager Jose Mourinho took Chelsea training on Tuesday morning amid reports that Chelsea players would "rather lose" than win while playing under him.

Cesc Fabregas was also named as the ring-leader in a dressing room "revolt", something he strongly denied on social media.

Chelsea players, including Cesc Fabregas, laugh with Mourinho
Ivanovic (right) returned to training as Chelsea players joke

Mourinho could be seen laughing and joking with his players at their Cobham training ground, Fabregas among those clearly laughing along.

The Chelsea manager later announced at his afternoon press conference that Radamel Falcao would be sidelined for a few weeks after he picked up a "muscular injury" during the morning session.

The Blues are third at the halfway point of their Champions League group and are in need a win against Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday.

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