EPL: Sarri admits Chelsea are in hassle
Written by thrilliant on December 31, 2018
Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, has said that mounting injuries have left his group “in hassle”, after Olivier Giroud suffered suspected ankle ligament damage, for the duration of Sunday’s 1-zero win over Crystal Palace.
Giroud left the field on crutches in the 76th minute, after being injured by means of a James Tomkins tackle, whilst scoring an offside intention.
Chelsea held onto the lead turned into given to them by using N’Golo Kante’s earlier strike to move 5 factors clean of 5th–placed Arsenal.
Sarri changed into pressured to depart Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Cesc Fabregas, Pedro, and Callum Hudson-Odoi out of his squad for the sport due to injury, and may now be without Giroud for several weeks, with Chelsea’s workload showing no signal of easing in a busy January.
“The problem is his ankle. I don’t recognize the severity. We should wait for [Monday]. I suppose that later in the nighttime, I can see the physician for the first consequences, but I think the real end result will handiest be recognized [on Monday].
“inside a previous couple of days, we had been a chunk unfortunate. the day before today [Saturday], in 10 mins we had 3 accidents — Fabregas, [Loftus-Cheek] and [Danny] Drinkwater — then Giroud, and we have been already without Pedro and [Hudson-Odoi].
“we’re in trouble due to the fact, in January, we need to play every 3 days. Fabregas has neck trouble. The harm became in the remaining 5 minutes of schooling, so I’m not positive whether he has to rest for 2 or 10 days. I can have an assembly with the doctor this night,” Sarri said in step with ESPN.