Chelsea captain John Terry has been ruled out of action for approximately 10 days after it was confirmed he has strained ligaments in his foot.
Terry sustained the injury in the closing stages of Sunday’s 2-2 Premier League draw at Swansea City, but managed to see out the match.
Head coach Antonio Conte confirmed after the game that the former England captain would require further medical assessment.
And Chelsea announced on their official website that Terry will need around 10 days to recover, which will rule him out of Friday’s league encounter against Liverpool and next Tuesday’s League Cup clash with Leicester City.
Terry’s absence may pave the way for David Luiz to make his second debut for Chelsea following his deadline-day move back to Stamford Bridge, while fellow new boy Marcos Alonso is another option to deputise.