Injury blow for Chelsea keeper Cech

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has been ruled out for at least three weeks with a knee injury.

The Czech Republic international, 29, suffered medial ligament damage after falling awkwardly during a training session and is not expected to return until mid-September.

But John Obi Mikel will be available for this weekend’s match against West Brom despite ongoing concern for his father, who has been abducted in Nigeria.

And Romelu Lukaku’s move from Anderlecht could be rubber-stamped in time for the Belgium forward to make his Blues debut in Saturday’s game.