2017 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL HOTELS, CARDIFF June 3RD & KIEV 2018 - CLICK HERE to BOOK HOTELS PACKAGES Mourinho confirms Cole's rib injury and is pleased with Willian's goal

Mourinho confirms Cole's rib injury and is pleased with Willian's goal

Hazard and Ivanovic with MourinhoChelsea boss Jose Mourinho was delighted with Willian’s goalscoring performance in victory at Norwich City.

Willian struck his first goal for the club the 3-1 win.

“It’s good for the boy. It’s difficult to arrive at the club when we had started the season already, and it’s difficult to come from a league where normally a player loses a little bit of ambition, sharpness and condition. So step by step he’s getting there,” said Mourinho.

Ashley Cole suffered a rib injury in victory over Norwich City. Cole was substituted with 15 minutes left at Carrow Road for tactical reasons, but Mourinho revealed the player later complained of a problem and so would be examined, but did not expect any major impact on his place in the England squad for next week’s World Cup qualifiers.

Mourinho said: “I didn’t know (that Cole was injured). We were in a difficult position before. He had something in his ribs that we need to assess, but hopefully it’s fine. But yes, it was a tactical decision.

“He goes for a scan now, when we arrive (back in London), on his ribs. I hope he is fine.

“I want England to do (well), so I hope he’s fine.”

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