Thiago Silva Ruled Out Of Action For Six-Weeks With Knee Ligament Injury.

Chelsea captain Thiago Silva is set to miss six weeks of action after damaging his knee ligaments in his side's 2-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

The 38-year-old centre-back limped off after just 19 minutes during the Super Sunday London derby game and was replaced by Wesley Fofana.

This have worsened the Blues injury woes, as Silva, joins Christian Pulisic, N'Golo Kante, Cesar Azpilicueta, Edouard Mendy and Armando Broja who are all also out injured.

The Brazil defender has been an important figure in Graham Potter's struggling side this season, which saw him sign a one-year contract extension with Chelsea earlier this month, which will keep him at the West London club until summer 2024.

"Having sustained a knee injury during the first half of Sunday's match against Tottenham Hotspur, Thiago underwent further assessment and a scan on his return to the training centre on Monday... Chelsea said in a statement released on Tuesday morning.

"Scan results from those assessments have confirmed damage to Thiago's knee ligaments and he will now work closely with the club's medical department during his rehabilitation to return to action as soon as possible."

Silva will now be absent as Graham Potter's struggling side look to to end their six match winless run when they host a relegation-threatened Leeds United in the Premier League on Saturday.

They are currently 14 points from the top four, 10th in the league standings with 31 points, and have only won twice in their past 15 games in all competitions.

He will also miss next week's Champions League last-16 second leg clash against German side Borussia Dortmund, which Chelsea trail 1-0 from the first-leg.

The Champions League is the Blues' last chance of silverware this season.

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