Next Game

Sydney FC v Chelsea

Tuesday, 02 June 2015, 11:00

Friendly Match

Last Game

Thailand All-Stars 0 - 1 Chelsea

Saturday, 30 May 2015, 12:00

Friendly Match

Rafa confirms Cahill surgery

Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez has revealed defender Gary Cahill had surgery on a knee injury at the end of last month.

Last Updated: 10/04/13 at 00:12 Post Comment

Gary Cahill: Chelsea defender had knee surgery in late March

Gary Cahill: Chelsea defender had knee surgery in late March

England international Cahill was forced to withdraw from Roy Hodgson's squad for the World Cup qualifying double-header with San Marino and Montenegro last month.

Cahill has not played since incurring the problem in the 2-0 win over West Ham in the Premier League on 17 March.

The 27-year-old looks set to miss at least two more weeks after the minor meniscus operation, but Benitez is upbeat about his progress.

"He had an operation. We did it very quickly on the Saturday of the Southampton game (30 March)," said Benitez.

Ashley Cole is also recovering well from a hamstring problem but both he and Cahill are still likely to miss a number of crucial matches this season, including Thursday's Europa League quarter-final second leg away to Rubin Kazan.

"The feeling from both is really good," added Benitez.

There is good news over Demba Ba, the match-winner in the FA Cup quarter-final replay against United, who is expected to be fit for the holders' semi-final with Manchester City on Sunday.

The 27-year-old striker was taken off at half-time of last weekend's 2-1 Premier League win over Sunderland with an ankle injury after a first-half challenge by Craig Gardner.

Ba did not take part in full training today and is cup-tied on Thursday, having represented Newcastle earlier in the competition, but should be fit to be considered for Wembley.

Benitez said: "Demba Ba did not train today, just as a precaution.

"It's not too serious. He will not go to Moscow. Hopefully he can train here and be okay for the weekend."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

till reckon Chelsea will go for Khedira as back up for Matic. I think it will turn out to be quite a Mourihno-y window: We'll see the squad players and youth in action pre-season, say things like well, we need not buy anybody and then the club will bid £60m for Pogba and send everybody on loan.

tk421
F365's Transfer Guide - Part One

I

would love to be a fly on the wall at the meeting between Milner and Rodgers. I don't know if flies can count, but if they can then I would be counting the number of times Rodgers used the word outstanding in his attempts to get Milner to sign.

godzilla
Reds and Arsenal chase Milner

W

ell, it wouldn't be a summer without Arsenal fans fretting over losing a key player, and United throwing their weight around and muscling in on transfer deals which are (apparently) near to completion. If we can't be entertained by the football on the pitch, let's enjoy the silly off-pitch soap opera of the transfer season. Hurrah!

CamberleyGooner
The Back To It Gossip

Footer 365

Kevin De Bruyne not for sale, insist Wolfsburg

DFB-Pokal winners Wolfsburg have insisted that Manchester City target Kevin de Bruyne is going nowhere this summer.

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba set to sign five-year contract until 2020

Jordi Alba is set to sign a new five-year contract with Barcelona, the club have announced.

Arsenal in talks with Higuain - Report

Arsenal have begun talks with Napoli striker Gonzalo Higauin with an aim to bringing the Argentine to north London, according to reports in Italy.

Mail Box

Calling Carlo For Liverpool... Please

One Liverpool Mailer wants a manager who isn't starstruck by the job. Plus why Milner has now become overrated, play-offs for the title, Ronaldinho and democracy..

James Milner: Jose's Perfect Player?

Probably. But presumably he would not swap one bench for another. We have mails on over-hyped players, Arsenal enthusiasm, UEFA, FIFA and naked dudes...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company