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Concern for Chelsea as key midfielder injured during first-half vs Juventus

Concern for Chelsea as key midfielder injured during first-half vs Juventus

Chelsea have been dealt a blow on the personnel front during their meeting with Juventus.

Chelsea vs Juventus

Chelsea would welcome Juventus to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening for a Champions League clash.

Despite having a superb start to the 2021/22 season, Chelsea actually headed into this game sat 2nd in their group due to Juventus having a perfect start – picking up four wins from four group games, including a 1-0 win over Chelsea in the reverse fixture.

And, with Juventus set to face a very poor Malmo side – who had not scored a single Champions League goal this season before Tuesday – in their final group tie, Chelsea were aware that to stand any chance of finishing top of their group, they needed to win the game on Tuesday and likely by a decent scoreline as well.

This looked set to happen after a bright start from Chelsea as well, which would eventually see Thomas Tuchel’s men open the scoring 25 minutes.

The ball fell to Trevoh Chalobah in the Juventus box before the defender smashed his effort past Wojciech Szczesny for his first-ever Champions League goal.


Kante taken off vs Juventus

It was not all positive for Chelsea during the first 45, however, as they lost a key player 37 minutes in.

Injury issues have become a more frequent problem for N’Golo Kante over the last few years and he has already missed a couple of games because of them this seaosn.

And, vs Juventus, the midfielder had to be withdrawn after 37 minutes due to an injury.

Kante was able to walk off the pitch, which could be a good sign. However, he also went straight down the tunnel:


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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 13 26 30
2 Manchester City 13 20 29
3 Liverpool FC 13 28 28
4 West Ham United 13 8 23
5 Arsenal FC 13 -2 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 0 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
8 Manchester United 13 -1 18
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 -2 18
10 Leicester City 13 -3 18
11 Brentford FC 13 0 16
12 Crystal Palace 14 -1 16
13 Aston Villa 13 -3 16
14 Everton FC 13 -4 15
15 Leeds United 14 -7 15
16 Southampton FC 13 -7 14
17 Watford FC 13 -6 13
18 Norwich City 14 -20 10
19 Burnley FC 12 -6 9
20 Newcastle United 14 -14 7

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 4
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 4
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 4
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 4