Maurizio Sarri stated that the lengthening injury list of Chelsea is a cause of the concern for the team’s crowded schedule of January. Olivier Giroud, the striker has become Chelsea’s latest casualty as it hobbled out of 1-0 victory secured over Crystal Palace in Premier League. It leaves Selhurst Park limping on crutches.
Chelsea didn’t have 5 players when they came into the game. This includes Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Cesc Fabregas, and Danny Drinkwater who had been injured during the training period of the previous day.
Pedro and Callum Hudson-Odoi are one of the 6 who had started over half of the league games of Chelsea but they had already been sidelined. In the Wednesday against Southampton, the beginning of the seven games run in January, Sarri had been left to hope that the injury of Giroud isn’t as bad as it was being expected.
The head coach of Chelsea said that the problem had been in his ankle. He says that they do not have an idea about the seriousness of the injury. They will have to wait till tomorrow to get the first results from the doctor in the evening.
He states that in the last few days they have been unlucky. In 10 minutes they had suffered 3 injuries and then Giroud. Being already without Odoi and Pedro, it appears like they are in a lot of trouble with such a packed schedule of a game every three days in January.