Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole is facing two months on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury in their FA Cup win at Southend.

The Daily Mail says Cole fears the knee injury he suffered at Southend could rule him out for two months and force him to miss vital club and international fixtures.

The midfielder limped off after his knee buckled in Chelsea's 4-1 FA Cup replay win at Roots Hall on Wednesday and had a scan at the club's training ground yesterday.

He is definitely out of tomorrow's Barclays Premier League visit of Stoke and will have a further scan today if the swelling has subsided.

The fear is that he sustained ligament damage, which would rule him out of the key Liverpool trip a fortnight on Sunday and make him a serious doubt for both legs of Chelsea's Champions League clash with Juventus on February 25 and March 10, as well as England's friendly in Spain on February 11.