Mourinho: Everyone will play, even Mikel and Van Ginkel

Marco Van Ginkel

The Chelsea boss says every one of his midfielders will get a chance, implying that they will be staying with the Blues this season.

Jose Mourinho insists everyone in his squad will play this season - especially in midfield.

The Portuguese coach has a huge number of options to choose from in the middle of the park, prompting many to speculate as to whether he will move some of his midfielders on.

However, the Chelsea manager's latest comments suggest he won't be selling any of his midfield options.

Mourinho has the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Nemanja Matic, Ramires, John Obi Mikel and Marco Van Ginkel available for selection and insists none of them will feel like they are second choice

"Everybody will have a chance, nobody will feel as though they are first choice or second choice," Mourinho told Chelsea's official website.

"For example, in midfield we have Mikel, Matic, Ramires, Fabregas and Van Ginkel, so everybody will play and will feel useful, important."

Previously this summer, speculation had suggested both Ramires and Mikel could be set for a Stamford Bridge exit, while talk of a loan move for Van Ginkel - signed last summer for £8 million - has intensified in recent weeks.

If Mourinho's latest comments are to be believed, however, all three now look set to stay in west London.

Victor Moses completed a loan move to Stoke City yesterday, while the Blues boss has in the past hinted that he may sell or loan one more non-homegrown player before the end of the transfer window.

Chelsea's midfielders may breathe a sigh of relief, though, as it appears their coach has no plans for it to be one of them.

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