Oviedo Fine For Swansea

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Roberto Martinez says he expects to have Bryan Oviedo available for the weekend's visit of Swansea City after confirming the Costa Rican escaped serious injury against Chelsea.

Meanwhile, the Blues boss is also confident James McCarthy and Seamus Coleman will be back in contention for next week's Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Manchester City.

Oviedo was stretchered off 71 minutes into the 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge, while Coleman and McCarthy have been recovering from calf and groin problems respectively.

"There was good news on Bryan Oviedo," said Martinez, who had already moved to allay fears following the final whistle in London. "We all felt the worst when he left the pitch on a stretcher but it's been good to see him running in training today and I don't expect him to be missing from the squad at the weekend.

"James McCarthy and Seamus Coleman are both progressing really well and I expect those two to be back in the squad after this full week."

Martinez said Oviedo took a nasty blow to the same leg he fractured in two places two years ago this month and admitted he is encouraged by the way the 25-year-old's body reacted to a potentially troublesome knock.

"It was more of a strong kick to the leg in the same area he had the fracture and a nerve reacted and Bryan got the sensation and the feeling that he felt the worst," he said. "It's one of those situations where it would have been so unfair and such a big blow with the outstanding work rate Bryan has put in over the last few months to make sure that area is really, really strong and I think it shows you that that work has paid off.

"It was a really strong kick in an area that could have caused problems and the body and the leg reacted really well."

Martinez also confirmed Tom Cleverley is ready to return to action after the former Manchester United man was an unused substitute at the weekend.

"Tom Cleverley made the bench against Chelsea, so from that point of view he was passed fit," the Blues boss added. "It's just about making sure he gets the match fitness that he needs to be on a football pitch and I expect this week is going to be a long week and a very good week of work to prepare for a very busy period ahead."
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