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Chelsea lose full-back Jose Bosingwa for season

Jose Bosingwa
Bosingwa has not played since being injured against Aston Villa in October

Chelsea full-back Jose Bosingwa will miss the rest of the season and the World Cup with Portugal as he requires further surgery on a knee injury.

Bosingwa originally underwent surgery on his left knee after suffering the injury against Aston Villa in October.

The 27-year-old had returned to light training recently but has now been told he needs another operation.

The Portugal international has played 57 games for Chelsea since signing from Porto for £16.2m in May 2008.

Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins told the club website: "Bosingwa will be out for the season and have another operation, so that's him unfortunately, and he'll miss the World Cup as well."

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The loss of Bosingwa, who has played nine times for Chelsea this season, is a further blow to boss Carlo Ancelotti, who will also be without first-choice left-back Ashley Cole for another two months.

Cole, who had surgery on a broken ankle in February, will miss the majority of Chelsea's battle for the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup, and the 29-year-old also faces a race against time to be fit for England's World Cup squad.



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Chelsea hit by Bosingwa lay-off
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Chelsea seal 16.2m Bosingwa deal
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