Watch Nemanja Matic possibly injure himself celebrating

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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic didn't play against Tottenham in the Capital One Cup - but he certainly dressed in full kit for the celebrations after Chelsea's 2-0 victory.

Unfortunately for the Serbian though, it now looks like a bad decision. Jose Mourinho confirmed earlier this week that Matic injured himself in the celebrations after the cup win.

And Sky Sports have dug out the video that may pinpoint the moment when the overzealous midfielder picked up the problem.

Matic can be seen celebrating with the rest of his Chelsea teammates in the YouTube video below, where he falls victim to the embarrassing but painful failed knee slide.

Matic looks to complete a knee slide in front of the Chelsea fans, but misjudges his angle, goes in too sharp and flips himself over. Ouch!

Eden Hazard shows him how it's done just afterwards, executing a perfect slide across the turf.

Matic can be seen looking a little sheepish afterwards, and with good reason!

Watch the video

Mourinho said: "Matic got an injury celebrating the cup. It's not a big injury, but if today he was not suspended, he wouldn't play," Mourinho said.

"He twisted his ankle. On the pitch. He put on shinpads but he didn't put the tape on. He will play against Paris. On Saturday, Sunday, he will train."

West Ham

Mourinho is referring here to yesterday's Chelsea victory over West Ham, a match Matic was suspended for. Had he been available though, he would have been ruled out through the injury picked up on Sunday.

He should be fit for next week's Champions League match against Paris Saint Germain though.

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