Jake Livermore is fighting to be fit for tomorrow night’s Europa League match against NK Maribor.
The midfielder suffered an ankle injury in last week’s Capital One Cup tie at Norwich City, sidelining him for Saturday’s match against Wigan.
“Jake returned to training today (Wednesday) after the knock he picked up in the Norwich game,” reported Andre Villas-Boas.
“He is still showing some discomfort, but we’ve included him in the squad selection and we’ll decide tomorrow.”
Sandro is out after picking up a calf injury against Wigan, but Andre is hopeful the midfielder will recover for Sunday’s big Premier League clash at City. Mousa Dembele (hip) is also out.
Andre added that the longer-term injuries – Scott Parker, Younes Kaboul and Benoit Assou-Ekotto – all remain out, but they are ‘all making good recoveries’.