Jose plays down Zlatan absence

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has played down the importance of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's absence from the Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie against Paris Saint-Germain.

The Sweden striker was taken off during PSG's first-leg win in Paris last week with a hamstring problem, and has been ruled out of the return clash at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

The absence of the French club's talisman could play a crucial role as Mourinho attempts to overturn a 3-1 deficit and reach a record eighth semi-final as manager.

But the Portuguese said: "The fact a rich club, who buys lots of players, doesn't play one important player like Ibrahimovic, I don't think is a problem.

"Samuel Eto'o didn't play for us in the first game. I am not sure he will play the second game. Ramires is suspended. Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah cannot play for us in the Champions League - and we are not crying.

"I think we are going to win - really. I think at the end of two legs, we will score more goals than them. It is currently 3-1, and I think it can be 4-3 or 5-4.

"If I don't think that way, then I don't go there tomorrow. But I am happy to go."

Mourinho has continued to suggest he has little faith in his strikers recently but he revealed that Eto'o could recover from a hamstring problem and hand Chelsea a major boost.

Eto'o has scored 11 goals for the Blues this season, three of them in the Champions League and all of them coming at Stamford Bridge.