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

Chelsea's Gary Cahill looks dejected after the match
Cahill does not look like he will play this weekend against Tottenham Credit: 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.