Injury To Chelsea Star Worse Than First Thought

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He may miss matches against Aston Villa and Everton…

The hamstring injury sustained by Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas may be worse than first thought, reports the Guardian.

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The Blues have already lost Diego Costa for the next two matches through suspension, and this could be made worse by the absence of the Spaniard as well. The midfielder gained the injury in the Stamford Bridge outfit’s Capital One Cup semi-final second leg against Liverpool.

It had been hoped that the problem was not serious, but it has now been revealed that Fabregas’ first match may be against Paris Saint-Germain on February 17.

This would mean that he would miss matches against Aston Villa and Everton. Chelsea are currently five points clear at the top of the Premier League, meaning that it would take them losing both matches and Manchester City winning both for them to drop back.

Ramires and John Obi Mikel are two possible replacements for the Spaniard, although neither has the same creativity as the 27-year-old.

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