ANDONI Iraola revealed that Romain Faivre missed AFC Bournemouth’s 2-1 defeat to Brentford due to a twisted ankle.

Frenchman Faivre was absent from the matchday squad as Cherries lost their final home game of the Premier League season to Brentford.

It was a controversial afternoon as Dominic Solanke saw two goals ruled out, the first for handball by assister Antoine Semenyo, the second for a perceived foul on Nathan Collins.

Solanke did eventually get on the scoresheet, his strike briefly restoring parity after Bryan Mbeumo had opened scores in the final minutes of the contest.

But another late goal, this time from Yoane Wissa gave Thomas Frank’s Bees all three points.

Asked about Faivre’s absence, Iraola told the Daily Echo: “It was because he twisted his ankle. It’s not a big thing, probably he will be available against Chelsea, we will see.”

A summer signing from Olympique Lyon, Faivre spent the first half of the season on loan at Cherries’ sister club, FC Lorient.

Since being recalled in January, the midfielder has been a peripheral figure at Vitality Stadium, playing just 51 minutes across six appearances.

The former AS Monaco man has struggled with injury during his time on the south coast, but has managed to recover from a hamstring issue that was expected to keep Faivre out for the rest of the season.