Chelsea left sweating over Cesc Fabregas hamstring injury

Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas goes off during the League Cup semi-final second leg against Liverpool.

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Jose Mourinho is unsure over the extent of the hamstring injury sustained by Cesc Fabregas in the League Cup triumph over Liverpool.

The Spaniard was forced off early in the second half of the game, that the Blues won in extra-time courtesy of Branislav Ivanovic’s header, after clattering into John Terry.

Fabregas slid in to try and clear the ball five minutes into the second half of Tuesday’s clash at Stamford Bridge but collided with his captain, who had committed to the challenge from the opposite direction.

Mourinho immediately took the decision to substitute Fabregas in favour of Ramires with Saturday’s Premier League crunch clash against title rivals Manchester City looming large on the horizon.

And when quizzed over Fabregas, as well Filipe Luis who was also taken off due to injury, the Portuguese coach told reporters: "Filipe [Luis] was a calf and Fabregas was a hamstring.

"Fabregas told me he wasn’t yet injured [immediately after the impact with Terry] but that he would be in a few moments."

Fabregas has made 21 Premier League appearances for Chelsea this season, notching two goals and 15 assists.

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