Injury News

Ramires was ruled out of the Capital One Cup game versus Bolton on 24 September with a minor muscle injury sustained at Man City on 21 September. He is ruled out of the home game against Maribor on 21 October.  

Didier Drogba was unavailable for the away Champions League game in Lisbon on 30 September due to an ankle problem and was expected to be out for a couple of weeks. He missed the Arsenal game on 5 October but came on as a sub at Crystal Palace on 18 October. 

Diego Costa imissed the game at Crystal Palace on 18 October having returned from internatiional duty for Spain. He is ruled out of the home game against Maribor on 21 October. 

John Mikel Obi is rated a doubt for the game at Crystal Palace on 18 October following games for Nigeria but was on the substitutes' bench. He is ruled out of the home game against Maribor on 21 October.  

Andre Schurrle was ruled out of a game for Germany on 14 October due to illness and missed the game at Crystal Palace on 18 October. He is ruled out of the home game against Maribor on 21 October.