Frank Lampard is still some way short of full fitness and will miss forthcoming Chelsea and England matches as he continues to recuperate from hernia surgery.
The 32-year-old has not played for his club in a month and Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti confirmed Lampard will be out of action for at least the next two weeks.
That period includes matches against Marseille, Arsenal and England’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro.
“He can’t play on Tuesday. We need to have more time than we expected for his rest,” said Ancelotti.
“In a few days there will be an international break and he will be ready for the first game after the break.
“He didn’t play with us so I don’t think he is able to play for the national team.”
Lampard returned to training after undergoing the operation on 31 August, but he has been suffering with pain around the scar tissue.
His last appearance for Chelsea was in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Stoke on 28 August.
His absence is a blow as Chelsea look to continue their winning start in the Champions League on Tuesday against French side Marseille.