'Outside Chance' For Ossie
Midfielder may return to squad for Sunderland clash, says Moyes.
Leon Osman has 'an outside chance' of being fit for Saturday's league fixture at Sunderland according to David Moyes.
The midfielder was absent for Tuesday's 0-0 draw against Arsenal with a groin problem, having been in imperious form this term.
And, speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday, Blues boss Moyes revealed that the England midfielder was improving as the days passed.
"Leon's getting better," he said. "I don't know if [the game] will come too quick for him.
"He'll have an outside chance so we'll need to see how he is."
Reporting no fresh injury concerns from the hard-fought battle at the Emirates, Moyes also insisted he had no need to rush Tony Hibbert back into first-team action.
The veteran right-back has missed over four months of fixtures following calf surgery, but has returned to feature for the Club's Under-21 side in recent weeks.
But with the dazzling displays of Seamus Coleman in his absence, Moyes is willing to be patient with the 32-year-old.
"We're not in a great need to rush Tony back playing," he explained.
"I have Seamus Coleman and John Stones, so I am not desperately in a rush to get him back playing.
"He will probably get another run-out for the reserves this week and if that goes well hopefully it will be him near enough back to the level of being involved with the first team."