Chelsea have suffered a massive blow as they are reportedly set to be without midfield maestro Cesc Fabregas for two more Premier League games.
According to the Guardian, the Spanish international, who has been pulling the strings at the heart of the Blues' midfield picked up a hamstring injury during the second leg of the Capital Cup semi-finals against Liverpool, which caused him to miss Chelsea's crucial clash against Manchester City at the weekend.
The report claims that the former Arsenal midfielder has been training separately from the rest of the squad with a club physio in a bid to get fit, but is not going to make it for the Stamford Bridge outfit's next two fixtures against Aston Villa and Everton.
It is believed that the manager is not willing to take a risk in rushing one of his key players back and will recall him for the Champions League fixture against Paris Saint-Germain.
Moreover, to compound Chelsea's problems, their top scorer Diego Costa is also out for the next two games following his suspension for a stamp on Emre Can during the game against Brendan Rodgers' team.
The Spanish duo, who were in the stands for the game against the Premier League champions were clearly missed by Jose Mourinho, as Chelsea failed to find their passing rhythm and offensive style of play in their absence.
However, Chelsea will be boosted by the arrival of Colombian international Juan Cuadrado, who is in line to make his debut for the west London club against the Villa Park outfit.
The former Fiorentina winger completed his first training session with his new teammates ahead of the weekend's game. The Colombian will wear the No 23 jersey for his new club.