Defender blow fears for Blues
Carlo Ancelotti will hope the groin injury John Terry picked up while training with England will not rule him out of any Chelsea games.
The Blues skipper is a big doubt for the Three Lions' World Cup qualifier against Slovenia on Saturday at Wembley after suffering the niggling injury during training on Wednesday.
And while England coach Fabio Capello could probably cope with the loss of Terry for that game, the Italian will be sweating on him being available for next Wednesday's home game against Croatia which could seal qualification for next summer's tournament in South Africa.
Capello is already without Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand for both games due to a thigh injury and could be forced to pair Matthew Upson and Joleon Lescott in central defence for the first time.
England will be desperate to have Terry back for the Croatia match, but Blues boss Ancelotti will not want him to be utilised if it threatens his involvement in their next Premier League clash at Stoke City on September 12, or even longer.