SARRI GIVES UPDATE ON RUDIGER

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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger suffered an injury to his knee in the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool, and now the German international has suffered another serious injury in the game against Manchester United.

Rudiger got back into the side after recovering from a knee injury, and this evening, he was helped from the pitch just after the hour mark after seemingly suffering a recurrence of the problem.

Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed that Rudiger might be out for a longer time due to his injury.

He said after the game: “The most serious situation is Antonio Rudiger with his knee. Willian is in trouble at the moment but I think it’s only a knock so we can try to recover him.

“For the next match in the Europa League probably Antonio will be out.”

Willian suffered a rash tackle from Marcos Rojo that should have earned the Argentine a red card, but he was only issued a yellow card.

While Sarri has updated that WIllian is fine, he also revealed that the Brazilian was unhappy with the tackle.

Sarri said: “Willy was not happy! The card was an orange card. The yellow card was not enough. But we have to accept everything from the referee, it’s not easy for him.”

Chelsea could only get a 1-1 draw in the game at Old Trafford, and Chelsea star Eden Hazard admitted after the game that he wasn’t all too pleased with a point and the team’s start to the game.

Hazard said: “Yeah, a good day but it could have been better. I think if we believed in ourselves a bit more we could have scored another goal. “We just need a bit more determination away from home. We started slowly, conceded a goal, but today we had a reaction so that’s a good thing. We played a good game and I can’t remember them having a chance in the second half.”

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