ZOLA GIVES INJURY UPDATE ON CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI AND N’GOLO KANTE

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Chelsea didn’t just drop points against Burnley on Monday night at Stamford Bridge, the Blues also lost two players to injury in the first half, Callum Hudson-Odoi and N’Golo Kante.

Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola gave an update on the injuries suffered by both players during the draw against Burnley.

“It’s not an easy one. I think it’s a serious injury, on his (Callum’s) Achilles tendon,” Zola said.

“I cannot tell you the full extent of his injury. I think he will have to have an examination but it’s not looking good.

“N’Golo was taken down and he fell on the foot of a player, so he had a contusion in his ribs. He couldn’t breathe properly, but he will be alright.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was sent off in injury-time and did not speak to the media afterwards.

Asked why Sarri refused to speak to the press after the game, Zola replied: “Maurizio is very frustrated so would prefer not to come over here.

“He is frustrated about the game, because he’s been sent off, I think he’s been offended as well and didn’t think it was the right thing to do.

“I think he’s been told something from their bench, don’t ask me exactly what, I don’t want to go down that line. We will see what we can do about it.

“We understand it’s a football game and you say words because of the adrenalin but he wasn’t particularly happy about it.

“Maurizio has been sent off while he was trying to help Kevin (Friend, the referee), to tell our players to get into position. Kevin misinterpreted that and sent him off so he is very unhappy about it.”

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