Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has flown to Italy for treatment of an injury to his nose.
Fabregas was injured by a flailing arm from Stoke’s Charlie Adam in the 2-1 win, Adam scoring a spectacular goal from 66 yards just before half-time.
The Spaniard won the penalty for Chelsea’s first goal and has been a critical part of the Blues’ push to win the league this season.
However the injury received by Adam left Fabregas bloodied and requiring treatment on the pitch, minutes before Stoke’s equaliser.
The 27-year old took to Instagram earlier today, and was all smiles as his photo showed him and Paco Biosca, the head of Chelsea’s medical department, while travelling to Italy to get treatment – probably a surgery- for his injury.
The former Arsenal and Barcelona man, who signed for Chelsea last summer for £30 million, is no stranger to nose injuries – he broke his nose whilst on international duty in 2008.
That time, he avoided any operation. However he may be forced into an op with this second injury.