Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will miss the Premier League leaders’ match against Manchester United today after picking up an ankle injury in training.
Stamford Bridge No.1 Courtois did not travel with the squad, meaning Asmir Begovic will deputise at Old Trafford.
The injury also makes Courtois a doubt to feature in next weekend’s FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham at Wembley on April 22.
The news will come as a blow to Antonio Conte as Chelsea look to restore their seven-point lead at the top of the table.
Title rivals Tottenham beat Bournemouth 4-0 on Saturday to close the gap the Blues, with a tough test against Jose Mourinho’s United representing their game in hand over Spurs.