Chelsea's Alex out for three weeks
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Chelsea defender Alex will be out of action for up to three weeks with a thigh injury, his club revealed on Tuesday.

The Premier League champions confirmed the Brazilian will miss his country's friendly matches against Iran on Thursday and Ukraine on Monday as a result of the injury he suffered in Chelsea's 2-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday.

The centre-back underwent medical assessment on the injury on Monday and it is almost certain he will miss the trip to Aston Villa after the international break and the UEFA Champions League clash with Spartak Moscow.