Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has this evening provided updates on the fitness of Emerson and Andreas Christensen, after both players were forced off during the club’s defeat to Liverpool.
Liverpool win again
The Blues welcomed Jurgen Klopp’s men to Stamford Bridge earlier today, for a high-profile Premier League showdown.
Both sides headed into proceedings searching for bounce-back results, having been on the receiving end of respective defeats in their Champions League openers during the week.
When all was said and done in London, though, it was visitors Liverpool who emerged victorious.
First-half goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino proved the difference at full-time, as N’Golo Kante’s wonderful individual effort with 70 minutes on the clock eventually proved little more than a consolation for Chelsea.
6 – Liverpool are the first team in top-flight history to win their opening six matches of a top-flight season in two consecutive seasons. Pacesetters. pic.twitter.com/a1EzeGGvrk
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As such, on the back of what looked a morale-boosting 5-2 win over Wolves last weekend, Chelsea have since fallen to consecutive losses.
And their defeat today was not the only blow to have been dealt to the Pensioners.
Defenders Emerson Palmieri and Andreas Christensen were both forced off with injuries during the first-half of the clash.
As such, speaking in his post-match press conference this evening, Frank Lampard was asked for updates on his defensive duo.
And the Chelsea boss went on to confirm that Emerson suffered a recurrence of a previous injury problem.
Christensen, meanwhile, picked up a blow to the knee:
Lampard reports that Emerson came off with a return of the injury he had before, which means he came back too soon, and Christensen had a bang on the knee which will be assessed. #CHELIV
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 22, 2019