Jose Mourinho: Oscar injured, Pedro NOT available for the match on Sunday

Snehanjan Banerjee / 21 August 2015

Chelsea has started their season to retain their Premier League title poorly with a 2-2 draw against Swansea city and a 3-0 defeat against Manchester City.

Since then they have made two signings to reinforce their squad in the form of Baba Rahman and Pedro Rodriguez.

The Blues are set to face West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns this Sunday.

Ahead of the match here it what Jose said: “Moses and Oscar are still injured. I don’t know if the new players are available for Sunday or not.”

Mourinho also said the players have trained better than ever this week because nobody is happy with the results so far.

“This week we got a very good young left-back with potential and one of the best-attacking players in the world,” he added.

Mourinho said that he loves the fact Pedro decided to leave a club he had such a strong connection to as it shows his ambition.

Mourinho said: “Pedro wants more and I’m really happy with that kind of attitude. He wants to play, to win and to enjoy.”

He added: “I don’t want to say we won, Man United lost – that’s not the point. It’s a moment for Pedro to enjoy a different step.”

Jose Mourinho said he doesn’t want to talk about players from other clubs. He knows the ‘opportunity window’ is still open, though.

Mourinho said when he saw the commitment and attitude Pedro has played with recently for Barcelona he thought he was staying there.

Jose said the opportunity to sign Pedro came up and he is very happy the Spaniard chose Chelsea.

Mourinho reported John Terry has trained as well and as professionally as ever this week.

“Do we have to improve? Obviously, like always. We are calm, not happy but calm. That feeling makes you work better than ever,” he added.

Mourinho confirmed that Thibaut Courtois will start on Sunday, adding he was so happy with Asmir Begovic’s performances in goal.

Mourinho also insisted that he wants to win on Sunday for his team and not because he has never beaten Tony Pulis.

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