Interim Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that Kalidou Koulibaly will miss the second-leg tie against Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge next week.
Koulibaly strained his hamstring during Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat away to Los Blancos in the first leg of the Champions League quarter final.
Lampard said: “He won’t be available for either game. It’s a hamstring injury and it will be a matter of weeks rather than days.”
He added: “He’s a very good, very experienced player. People talk a lot about our squad but when we haven’t got lots of cover in certain times and obviously the Champions League squad is different to the Premier League squad, of course it’s a disappointment for him and for us, but an opportunity for someone else.”