Key Chelsea midfielder could be out of Man City clash

Chelsea are sweating over the fitness of Cesc Fabregas ahead of their clash with Manchester City this coming weekend, the BBC reports.

Fabregas limped off the field during the Blues’ Capital One Cup semi-final clash against Liverpool with a hamstring problem.

The game had to be settled in extra-time after a goalless 90 minutes, with Branislav Ivanovic rising highest to head the winner in the 94th minute.

The victory sends Jose Mourinho’s men into the final at Wembley, something the boss will be delighted with after his side were disappointingly knocked out of the FA Cup by Bradford City last weekend.

However the injury to Fabregas will come as a big blow before the game against reigning champions Manchester City, with the Spain international a key figure in the Chelsea starting XI this year.

“Fabregas reported a tight hamstring. He said he wasn’t yet injured but that he would be soon if he continued,” Mourinho told the BBC.

The 27-year-old has supplied an amazing 18 assists in all competitions so far, scoring four goals himself.

Reports indicate that defenders Filipe Luis and Ivanovic are also struggling due to injuries, with Luis suffering a calf problem and the match-winning Serb receiving a cut to the foot.