Benayoun faces lengthy lay-off

FOOTBALL: Chelsea have been dealt another injury blow with the news that midfielder Yossi Benayoun faces several months on the sidelines with an Achilles problem.

The Israel captain, 30, has been out for three weeks with a calf strain but a scan undertaken while on international duty for the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Croatia and Greece, has revealed a tear in the Achilles tendon.