Frank Lampard did not travel with the rest of the Chelsea squad for tonight's Barclays Premier League clash at Bolton...
The 32-year-old picked up a calf injury during training earlier this week, but had still been expected to feature tonight as Carlo Ancelotti's men aim to reduce the 10-point gap on leaders Manchester United.
However, given Chelsea face Everton in the fourth round of the FA Cup at Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime and then Sunderland in the Premier League just three days later, it is understood the decision was taken to give Lampard some extra rest and recovery time.
Bad news for those of you who held on to him for the week.
In other Chelsea news, the article continues...
The Premier League champions, meanwhile, look to be close to finalising a deal to bring Brazil centre-half David Luiz, 23, to Stamford Bridge.
Luiz, who would be cup-tied for the Champions League, did not feature in the Benfica squad for the 4-2 victory over Nacional on Saturday ahead of his anticipated switch to west London.
Starting defender for Chelsea... cup-tied outside of the Premier League? Be still my beating heart!