John Obi Mikel will miss at least two more weeks with a knee injury.
John Obi Mikel failed to recover from injury in time to face Group H minnows Maribor on Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League.
Jose Mourinho will welcome Slovenian Champions Maribor to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night as Chelsea aim for another win in round three of the UEFA Champions League.
John Obi Mikel returned to Chelsea's squad after missing time with injuries and looked healthy in their Champions League match in midweek.
John Obi Mikel has been ruled out for Chelsea's match against Stoke City this weekend.
John Obi Mikel scored Chelsea's first goal in their 2-0 win over Derby in the FA Cup.
Jose Mourinho has shuffled his starting lineup for the important Champions League clash against Schalke after losing to Newcastle over the weekend.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is not a big fan of John Obi Mikel and is targeting Luiz Gustavo from Bayern Munich.
Galatasaray are continuing to negotiate for Chelsea defensive midfielder John Obi Mikel.
Galatasaray are confident in their bid for Chelsea defensive midfielder John Obi Mikel.
John Obi Mikel failed to impress for his country in a 6-1 beating of Tahiti, which was unimpressive in itself.
Istanbul's Galatasaray are interested in Chelsea defensive midfielder John Obi Mikel.
Michael Essien has stated he is willing to play at any position at Chelsea next season, increasing his chances of staying at the club and of playing time.