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.