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Carvalho set for final woe
10 May 2007 - 07:43:57
Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho has only a "one per cent" chance of playing in the FA Cup final, according to Blues boss Jose Mourinho.
The Portugal centre-half has missed the last two matches with a knee injury and Mourinho has effectively ruled him out of making the Wembley showpiece on May 23.
"I'm not confident, no," he said referring to Carvalho's chances of facing Manchester United.
"I won't rule him out, but if you ask me if I'm confident, I'm not confident.
"As a percentage? One per cent."
Michael Ballack (ankle) and Andriy Shevcneho (groin) have already been ruled out of the cup final and Mourinho has also revealed that Scott Sinclair requires surgery after picking up an injury in Wednesday's goalless Premiership draw with Manchester United.
The teenage forward suffered a broken metatarsal on his first start for the club.
"He has done well but surgery is waiting for him, he has a broken metatarsal," confirmed Mourinho.