Chelsea have this evening been dealt a blow on the injury-front, following defender Emerson was forced off in the course of the initially-half of the club’s meeting with Liverpool.
Chelsea vs Liverpool
Frank Lampard’s guys are presently locked in action with the Reds, in a higher-profile Premier League matchup.
The Blues will head into proceedings hoping for an instant bounce-back functionality, getting fallen to a disappointing 1- defeat at residence to Valencia in their Champions League curtain-raiser in the course of the week.
This came just when it looked as even though Chelsea had turned their early-season troubles about, with a five-two thumping of Wolves final weekend.
Guests Liverpool, meanwhile, have been also place to the sword in their European opener on Tuesday evening.
An entertaining affair at the Stadio San Paolo saw Napoli notch a pair of late targets, to take early manage of Champions League Group E.
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— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 17, 2019
The early exchanges at Stamford Bridge this evening, even though, have observed Liverpool get their kind firmly back on track.
1st-half targets from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino have Jurgen Klopp’s guys in firm manage of proceedings in London.
And, in an additional supply of concern for struggling Chelsea, the Blues have been also dealt a blow on the personnel front.
Just moments following Liverpool took the lead courtesy of Alexander-Arnold’s sublime totally free-kick, Emerson Palmieri limped off, to be replaced by Marcos Alonso.
As issues stand, it remains unclear what the Brazilian’s challenge was, but he instantly seems to be in doubt for Chelsea’s upcoming run of fixtures.
We’re forced in to an early transform.
Emerson tends to make way for Alonso.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 22, 2019
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