Cesc Fabregas has taken to Instagram to jokingly share his nasty looking injuries following a suspected collision with Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in training this afternoon.
The pair are pictured at Chelsea’s Cobham-based training ground both receiving treatment, with Fabregas having an ice pack strapped to his leg, whilst Courtois is lying on the physio bed.
This comes as a slight concern for the Blues who host Bournemouth on Wednesday, with Antonio Conte hoping the damage to both players is only minimal.
Training ground incident
Just a day after Chelsea’s 3-0 FA Cup win over Newcastle United, two of their star men have managed to get in the wars during a training session.
Goals from Michy Batshuayi, who scored twice, and Marcos Alonso fired Conte’s side into the fifth-round, but this incident puts a slight dampener on the mood in the Chelsea camp.
The Belgian goalkeeper has missed the club’s last four games, but, in his absence, Willy Caballero has stepped up to the mantle, conceding just twice.
The Argentine even produced penalty shoot-out heroics against Norwich City in the FA Cup to set-up yesterday’s clash between Chelsea and Newcastle.
Meanwhile, Fabregas also missed Chelsea’s last league game, struggling with a hamstring injury, recovering to be named on the bench in the FA Cup the following week.
In the wars…
The 30-year-old midfielder posted these images on his Instagram story this afternoon, coming as a slight worry to the club’s supporters…
Giroud’s move across London
Meanwhile, Arsenal have agreed to sell striker Olivier Giroud to London rivals Chelsea in a £15m deal, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.
A deal between the two clubs is not expected to be finalised until the Gunners have completed the signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund.
The Frenchman will finally bring to an end the Blues’ extensive search for a target man, following a failed bid to sign Edin Dzeko from Roma last week.