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Samuel Eto'o

33-Year-Old Forward     Chelsea  Premier      Full Name: Samuel Eto'o Fils


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  March 10, 1981    
Nationality:  Cameroon    Height:  5' 10"    Weight:  165 lbs    

April 22, 2014    Samuel Eto'o News

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Eto'o was held out of Tuesday's Champions League match against Atletico Madrid due to a knee injury, the BBC reports.

Eto'o was starting to get more consistent starts in Premier League play, but it's unclear if he'll be able to return for this weekend's match against Liverpool at Anfield, arguably the most important game of the year for Chelsea's title chances. If he can't go, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba will split time up front.

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Samuel Eto'o: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

April 19, 2014

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Eto'o opened the scoring in the 12th minute of Chelsea's shocking 1-2 loss to Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Eto'o got the start up front ahead of Fernando Torres, Andre Schurrle, and Demba Ba, although he was replace after 73 minutes. Eto'o has now scored four goals in his last six games in all competitions, including three goals in his last four Premier League matches.

April 4, 2014

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Manager Jose Mourinho said Friday he is unsure when Eto'o will return from his hamstring injury, the Daily Express reports. Eto'o will not play this weekend against West Ham, with Mourinho adding that he would return at some point. "For the season yes, but I cannot say a match or a date where I expect him to be back."

Eto'o has been a decent contributor this season, although he often gets passed over for Fernando Torres, who remains a shell of his former self. Torres will likely start up front while Eto'o is sideline, with Andre Schurrle also a possibility to start at striker, like he did in Wednesday's Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain.

March 24, 2014

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Eto'o (hamstring) is not expected to face Crystal Palace this weeked but could return in time to face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Apr 2, reports the Daily Mail.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said that he hopes the injury to the striker isn't as bad as it appeared and that the player would only be sidelined for 10 to 15 days rather than a month. Being able to feature in the Champions League would require a quick recovery.

March 22, 2014

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Eto'o scored in the fifth minute of Chelsea's 6-0 thrashing of Arsenal on Saturday, but had to leave early after picking up a hamstring injury, Phil Cadden of Westgate Sport reports.

Chelsea were already up 2-0 by the time Eto'o left, en route to an absolutely dominating performance. It's unclear how serious the injury is, but Fernando Torres will likely start up front if Eto'o has to miss any time.

March 22, 2014

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Eto'o is in the starting XI for Saturday's Premier League match against Arsenal.

After netting in Tuesday's Champions League match against Galatasaray, manager Jose Mourinho decided to keep Eto'o in the lineup against a strong Arsenal defense.

March 8, 2014

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Eto'o, who was a late addition to the starting XI after Fernando Torres suffered an injury in warmup, scored in the 56th minute of Chelsea's 4-0 win over Tottenham on Saturday.

Eto'o's goal was his first in Premier League play since he netted a hat trick against Manchester United back on January 19. He had been a consistent starter when Torres suffered a knee injury earlier this year, and he could slated for an extended time in the starting XI if Torres' newest issue will hold him out. Up next is a trip to Villa Park on March 15.

February 8, 2014

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Eto'o assisted on the second of Eden Hazard's three goals during Chelsea's 3-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday.

Eto'o actually had a role in Hazard's third goal as well, drawing a foul in the box that led to a penalty kick. The Cameroonian striker now has six goals and two assists in 15 Premier League appearances this season, although he'll likely return to the bench when Fernando Torres returns from his knee injury, which is likely to happen for Tuesday's match at West Brom.