The Brazilian defender announced on Twitter that a knee injury has forced him to withdraw from the squad for the Premier League meeting at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday
The Brazilian centre-back took to social networking website Twitter to explain that he has been forced to pull out of the Blues' second league game of the season.
"Good morning #geezers!" he wrote. "I'm a bit sad today, because I can't play tonight, I have a pain [in] my knee".
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The former Benfica stopper is entering his second full season as a Chelsea player after arriving in January 2011 for €25 million [£20m].