The midfielder has failed to recover from the setback suffered in the Blues’ 3-1 victory over Everton on Sunday, but his boss insists he may recover for match against Arsenal
The 24-year-old picked up a knee injury during the Blues 3-1 Premier League victory over Everton last Sunday and, although he was rested for their Champions League win over Genk on Wednesday night, has failed to fully recover.
Manager Andre Villas-Boas said it was 50-50 whether the Brazilian would be fit to play at the weekend, but has since confirmed the Brazilian will not feature at Loftus Road on Sunday.
“Ramires was 50 per cent negative. He is out of the game. So let's hope for the Everton game he manages it. If not, he should be OK for Arsenal,” Villas-Boas told reporters.
The Portuguese manager also moved to reassure fans that the absence of the tenacious midfielder will not affect the performance of his side against in their upcoming Premier League clash with QPR.
“What is best for us is that we are able to chose any 18 or 11 [players] and still keep the same performance and get a result," he continued.
Ramires had a slow start to Premier League life after joining the Stamford Bridge outfit from Benfica in the summer of 2010.
However, the exciting Brazilian has put in a number of outstanding performances for the Blues this season and has established himself as a firm member of Villas-Boas’ starting XI.