Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech could miss Sundays crunch title clash with Premier League leaders Liverpool at Anfield after being taken off against Atletico Madrid with an injury.
Only 15 minutes into the Champions League semi-final, first leg the towering shot-stopper was hurt when tipping the ball over the crossbar and colliding with Raul Garcia.
He had to be replaced by veteran Mark Schwarzer, who looks almost certain to play against the Reds at Anfield this weekend.
It represents a huge blow to Chelseas lingering hopes of winning the title, and their more immediate concern is that they have lost one of their most influential players for the rest of tonights stern European test.
The game was goalless when Cech exited the action but Jose Mourinhos men are up against the leaders of La Liga and a hostile home faithful who are jeering and whistling the west London sides every touch.