Double injury blow for Blues' European trip

CHELSEA have been rocked by the news midfielders Michael Ballack and John Obi Mikel will both miss tomorrow&rsquo;s Champions League tie with APOEL Nicosia. <br /><br />Neither player has travelled with the squad as Germany captain Ballack has a calf strain and Mikel is struggling with an ankle injury. <br /><br />But England full-back Ashley Cole did make the flight after managing to shrug off an ankle knock picked up in Saturday&rsquo;s loss at Wigan. <br /><br />Midfielder Joe Cole is also available after a cold prevented the 27-year-old from making his first league start at the weekend, while Portugal star Deco could get a rare start.