Chelsea are currently going through a main injury crisis after players like Yossi Benayoun are still to recover from their injuries. More worrisome for the Blues is the growing injury list at the club which already includes, Yury Zhirkov, who has a calf injury and Israeli star Yossi Benayoun, who is suffering from Achilles injury.

Also affected is Alex, who on Thursday returned to Cobham following knee surgery in Brazil. His rehabilitation is expected to take another three to four weeks.

With this development, Chelsea could be without six of their stars ahead of todays third-round FA Cup tie against Ipswich.