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Chelsea suffer major injury blow before Leeds United clash

Chelsea suffer major injury blow before Leeds United clash

Thiago Silva news

Silva out for six weeks with knee injury

Chelsea have suffered a major blow with defender Thiago Silva ruled out for six weeks with a knee injury.

The Brazilian has been a key player at the heart of the defence for the Blues and his absence has come at the wrong time.

The London giants have won just two of their previous 15 outings and manager Graham Potter is under huge pressure.

It has now been confirmed that Silva will be sidelined for six weeks and he could miss at least seven games for the Blues.

Chelsea are currently winless in five league outings but have the chance to end the streak against Leeds on Saturday.

The Blues will be favourites to beat them at Stamford Bridge, but any other result could put Potter's job in real danger.

The club's owners have backed Potter over the past few months but another loss could lead to serious questions over his future.

Chelsea are already 14 points behind the top four in the Premier League.