Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta ‘in hospital’ however ‘aware’ after harm vs Southampton
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta is in hospital after taking a nasty blow to the pinnacle within the Blues’ Premier League defeat to Southampton on Saturday.
The skilled defender was caught within the face by Saints striker Sekou Mara and needed to be given oxygen on the pitch in a prolonged stoppage, earlier than he was carried off on a stretcher at Stamford Bridge.
Graham Potter’s facet went on to lose the match 1-0 and afterwards, the Blues supervisor gave an replace on the Spaniard.
“He is in hospital. He’s aware and talking to his spouse. Hopefully, he’s in one of the best place, and we’re monitoring,” the previous Brighton boss stated.
“He must take all of the precautions we have to take now.”
In a post-match interview with Premier League Productions, Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga additionally confirmed his team-mate was okay.
However, the 33-year-old is unquestionably an enormous doubt for subsequent weekend’s London derby towards Tottenham.
His harm is one other blow to the Blues, with Potter’s facet having gained simply certainly one of their final eight Premier League video games and one in 10 in all competitions.