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Graham Potter confirms latest major Chelsea injury blow

Chelsea head coach Graham Potter has, on Friday evening, confirmed a lengthy incoming absence for a key member of his squad.

The player in question? Thiago Silva.

Stopper Silva, of course, set pulses racing across the Chelsea fanbase late last month.

This came upon the Brazilian, who, at the grand old age of 38, has continued to act as an absolutely integral member of the first-choice XI in west London to this point in the campaign, limping out of the club’s Premier League derby showdown with Tottenham.

All associated with the Blues, in turn, had since awaited an update on Silva’s wellbeing with bated breath, amid ongoing efforts to mount a push up the table in England’s top-flight.

And, on Friday, as much has been forthcoming.

After it was revealed earlier in the week that Silva had suffered knee ligament damage, Graham Potter provided an insight into the likely extent of his defensive stalwart’s incoming spell on the sidelines.

And, as confirmed by Chelsea’s boss, Silva ‘will be out around six weeks’.

Both Edouard Mendy and N’Golo Kante, on the other hand, appear to be closing on respective returns to the pitch.

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Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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