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Chelsea's Alex to miss Moscow trip

Published: Tuesday 5 October 2010, 16.56CET
Chelsea FC are likely to be without centre-back Alex for the 19 October trip to FC Spartak Moskva after the Brazilian sustained a thigh injury in Sunday's victory over Arsenal FC.
Chelsea's Alex to miss Moscow trip
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Published: Tuesday 5 October 2010, 16.56CET

Chelsea's Alex to miss Moscow trip

Chelsea FC are likely to be without centre-back Alex for the 19 October trip to FC Spartak Moskva after the Brazilian sustained a thigh injury in Sunday's victory over Arsenal FC.

Defender Alex is expected to sit out Chelsea FC's UEFA Champions League Group F game at FC Spartak Moskva on 19 October because of a thigh muscle injury.

The 28-year-old centre-back sustained the injury in the closing stages of Sunday's 2-0 home victory against Arsenal FC after scoring Chelsea's second goal and has since withdrawn from the Brazil squad to face Ukraine on Monday. "It is estimated he will be out for three weeks," a club statement read.

English titleholders Chelsea are level with Spartak at the top of Group F after winning their opening two matches, against MŠK Žilina and Olympique de Marseille.

Last updated: 05/10/10 17.58CET

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