‘We Are In Trouble’, Sarri Admits
Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri has said Chelsea are in trouble after striker Olivier Giroud became the latest Chelsea player to succumb to injury.
The 32 year-old left Selhurst Park in the 76th minutes on crutches after sustaining what looks like a knee injury.
Chelsea came into the game also unable to call on the services of Cesc Fabregas or Ruben Loftus-Cheek who are also sidelined with injuries.
Speaking after the game, the former Napoli coach said:
“The problem is his ankle,” Sarri said of Giroud. I don’t the severity at the moment. We have to wait for tomorrow. Later in the evening I will see the doctor for the first result.
“In the last two days I think we were a bit unlucky. Yesterday in 10 minutes we had three injuries, Fabregas, Loftus-Cheek and [Danny] Drinkwater. Today Giroud. Then we were without Pedro and [Callum] Hudson-Odoi.
“Now we are in trouble because in January we have to play every three days.”
Chelsea ended the game and the year on a winning note though as Kante’s 51st minute goal was enough to see off Crystal Palace.