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Cole ruled out with calf injury

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole
Chelsea expect Cole to be out of action for up to two weeks

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has been ruled out for up to 10 days after sustaining a calf injury during his side's 5-0 win over Sunderland.

The England left-back picked up the injury during the first half at Stamford Bridge and a scan revealed a small tear in the muscle.

He did not travel with the rest of the Chelsea squad to Rome for Tuesday's Champions League clash with Roma.

Cole will also miss Chelsea's Premier League trip to Blackburn on Sunday.

Wayne Bridge replaced Cole after 36 minutes of Chelsea's victory over the Black Cats on Saturday and is likely to deputise in his absence.

Striker Didier Drogba will be available to face Roma after coming off the bench against Sunderland - his first appearance for a month after knee and ankle injuries.

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