Chelsea lose Cech, Terry to long-term injuries

Frank Lampard, John Obi Mikel are suspended from the return leg of CL semifinal as well

Madrid: Chelsea will be without goalkeeper Petr Cech and captain John Terry for the rest of the Premier League season after they were injured in Tuesday's 0-0 draw at Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semifinals.

Manager Jose Mourinho says Cech's "season over and John, we'll have to play the final (on May 24) for him to play with us."

Cech appeared to injure his left shoulder in the 15th minute with media reports suggesting the Czech goalkeeper dislocated his shoulder. Terry came off in the 73rd.

With three matches left, Chelsea faces league leader Liverpool this weekend, trailing by five points. Mourinho said his team's "priority is the Champions League."

Chelsea will also be without Frank Lampard and John Obi Mikel for the April 30 return leg due to suspension.

( Source : AP )
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