Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has reportedly picked up a thigh injury and has subsequently been ruled out for Spain’s upcoming games against Belarus and Germany.
The Blues’ summer signing has been in fantastic form since his controversial move to Stamford Bridge from La Liga giants Barcelona.
His latest display against Liverpool was typical of the Spaniard over the past few month - comfortable on the ball, forever creating space for his teammates and retaining possession brilliantly.
After the victory at Anfield, boss Jose Mourinho reserved special praise for the former Arsenal man and revealed that he played the 90 minutes carrying an injury – an initial hamstring problem.
According to the Spanish publication AS, the real problem is a thigh muscle tear and it will keep Fabregas side-lined over the next three weeks.
“Cesc Fabregas is already ruled out, though it won’t be official until medics from the international set-up, Doctors Cota and Celeda, verify the medical certificates provided by Chelsea club doctors. He has a thigh muscle tear and will be out for three weeks.” The report states.
Fabregas has appeared in all 11 of the Blues’ Premier League fixtures so far this campaign, scoring one goal and assisting an impressive nine.
Should he remain side-lined for the duration of the three weeks, Fabregas is at risk of missing out in the games against West Bromwich Albion, Schalke 04 in the Champions League plus the trip to Sunderland.