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Chelsea suffer Thiago Silva injury blow

Chelsea will be without Thiago Silva until the contest with Southampton on February 20.

The Brazil stopper, 36, injured his thigh in the win over Tottenham last Thursday.

Silva missed Sunday's win over Sheffield United and will also sit out the FA Cup tie with Barnsley and a Premier League meeting with Newcastle on Monday.

Speaking after the win against the Blades, manager Thomas Tuchel said: "With Thiago, we are fighting for him every day but he will be for sure out for the FA Cup so it will take time.

"It will be several days but we set the goal, I would like him back for maybe Southampton, that's realistic but also ambitious. I know Thiago, he will do everything to be ready as soon as possible but it is a muscle injury so you cannot take any risk."

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