Ramires will be sidelined until after the international break.
Ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa on Saturday manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Ramires will miss the next two matches.
Jose reports that Ramires won’t play in Lisbon or against Arsenal, but might be back after the international break. #CFC
— Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) September 26, 2014
The midfielder will be absent for the Villa game and the Champions League clash with Sporting Lisbon, before heading into the international break.
Ramires has been a constant figure in Mourinho’s team so far in 2014/15, making five appearances in all competitions and scoring once and providing three assists.
The Brazil international joined the Blues from Benfica in 2010 for £17m and has since played 201 times for the club, winning the FA Cup, Europa League and Champions League during that time.
Mourinho is a big fan of the South American due to his ability to play in a variety of positions in midfield and his tireless work ethic.
However, Ramires is currently behind both Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic for a place in the starting XI and the Guardian reports that Real Madrid are interested in signing the 27-year-old.
Current Los Blancos head coach Carlo Ancelotti originally signed the Brazilian for the West Londoners.