Gary Cahill treated in hospital for gastroenteritis, reveals Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

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Cahill does not look like he will play this weekend against Tottenham - REUTERS

Gary Cahill was treated this week for gastroenteritis, Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte said on Friday.

As Telegraph Sport revealed yesterday, the 31-year-old was admitted to hospital on Tuesday after training and released on Thursday following treatment and tests.

"He arrived at the training ground with a bit of fever," Conte said on Friday.

"Our doctor preferred to bring him to the hospital and to check his condition.

Antonio Conte says Cahill is improving a lot Credit: Reuters

"Not a serious problem, but now Gary is getting better and is improving a lot."

Chelsea play Tottenham at Wembley in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final.

Conte appears resigned to being without his on-field captain this season.

"If you ask me for tomorrow, my answer is it is very difficult," Conte added. "This period is not a lucky period for us."

Spurs are four points behind the Blues at the Premier League summit with six games remaining after Chelsea's loss at Manchester United last Sunday.

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