Published: Tue, January 01, 2019
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Maurizio Sarri’s injury list grows as ANOTHER Chelsea attacker limps off

Maurizio Sarri’s injury list grows as ANOTHER Chelsea attacker limps off

However, Maurizio Sarri was not going to have it and was up for the challenge to take the double in this season's London battle between Chelsea and Crystal Palace.

Sarri revealed to reporters prior to today's encounter that want-away midfielders Danny Drinkwater and Cesc Fabregas suffered training-ground injuries and they were left out of his squad list on Sunday.

As far as Christian Pulisic is concerned, however, there seems to be a very mixed message concerning his future with some outlets claiming he's agreed and signed personal terms with Chelsea while others say the race to sign him is still on.

"Later in the evening I will see the doctor for the first results (of a scan) but it (the main scan) will be tomorrow".

Crystal Palace's Ivorian striker Wilfried Zaha (centre) vies with Chelsea's English midfielder Ross Barkley (right) during the English Premier League football match.

"In the last few days we were a but unlucky".

"For 85 minutes we were very good, without conceding for the opponents".

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"We are in trouble because, in January, we have to play every three days".

With the anticipated addition of Dominic Solanke on loan, Crystal Palace will transform into a far more risky side capable of turning quality chances into more regular goals.

Yet Chelsea shouldn't be complacent after some inconsistent displays of late, including a surprise 1-0 defeat in their last home match against Leicester.

After the game, Sarri said, as quoted by Birmingham Live: "The problem is his ankle".

Kante broke the deadlock in the 51st minute when his darting run into the Palace penalty area was spotted by defender David Luiz who fed the France World Cup victor to score from close range. Better in the second half, I think, because in the first half we did everything very well but too slowly.

"It was very hard at the end of the game but we were able to fight and get the win".

The Italian gaffer, however, admitted that the Blues played against a unsafe opponent.

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