Branislav Ivanovic fit for Chelsea, Falcao out for a few weeks - Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is available for the trip to Stoke City this Saturday.

Ivanovic, 31, has been missing with a hamstring injury picked up on duty with Serbia during the last international break, but Mourinho confirmed the right-back is ready to play, although revealed that Colombia striker Radamel Falcao will be out.

"Falcao is injured and will be for a few weeks," he told a news conference. "And [Thibaut] Courtois is still out. And, er... no more problems. Ivanovic is good. Available."

Mourinho then praised Willian, as the Brazilian continued his brilliant form with the match-winning goal against Dynamo Kiev. The forward has been Chelsea's best performing player in a difficult season, and is top scorer with five goals -- four of those coming from set-pieces.

"He's playing very well and, in this moment, he's surrounded by other players playing very well," Mourinho said. "There was a period in the season when sometimes I felt him, not alone, but a bit isolated from the general context.

"In this moment, I see him exactly in the middle of that positive context, which is a team playing well, trying to play more and more. But obviously, when you are the match-winner, and with a really special shot, I think it's fair... the boy is magnificent."

Meanwhile, Mourinho says he will take full "responsibility" for Chelsea decisions at Stoke City on Saturday, despite his stadium ban, because he has given his staff a full plan on how to handle the game -- right down to substitutions in certain situations.

The Portuguese manager was given a one-match ban for his behaviour towards officials at half-time of Chelsea's 2-1 defeat to West Ham United, but has adapted by taking all decisions beforehand.

"I will be in charge," Mourinho said. "Every responsibility is my responsibility. My staff are completely free of that extra pressure. That doesn't belong to their jobs. It's my responsibility.

"They know what they have to do. I choose the team. I predict, the maximum I can, the different aspects of the game, the different directions the game can follow. I try to prepare them even better than ever. Players and assistants. That's the only way.

"Apart from that, how many matches does a manager not interfere or say a word? Some managers sit on the bench for 90 minutes. Others, we try and interact a bit more. This is what we have. We have to try our best."