Cole Palmer won’t be able to play in the England U21 game, but Chelsea is hopeful that he will be ready to play against Arsenal.
The former Manchester City starlet got hurt in the first half of their 9-1 win over Serbia. He seemed to come out of the half with a bandage on his right leg.
He was taken off after only six minutes of the second half and was replaced by Tino Livramento. This made Chelsea fans and Mauricio Pochettino nervous before Saturday, October 21, when Arsenal comes to town after the international break.
Carsley, who is in charge of England’s Under-21 team, gave a report on Sunday afternoon. The ex-Everton defender wasn’t too worried about the injury, but he said he wouldn’t take any chances because next weekend is such an important game for his team.
Carsley said, “I think Cole would be fine, but we don’t take any chances with any of the players.”
We get them back to their clubs as soon as possible if there’s even a small chance that they won’t be able to make it to a weekend game.
“We could have stayed with Cole one more day to see how things went, but we didn’t.” Everyone else is fine, though a few people have colds and bugs.
Also this week at Chelsea, Armando Broja left the Albanian team early to get back to Cobham before it was supposed to be.
The 22-year-old hurt his knee ligaments in a friendly against Aston Villa in the middle of the season last December.
Chelsea has been very careful with his return to the team. The striker was called up to the Albanian national team before their games against Czechia and Bulgaria in a friendly.
Broja wasn’t in the team that beat Albania 3-0 on Thursday night, so he arrived back in London early Tuesday morning.
Nicolas Jackson, the other striker for the club, also got back early from international service. The player who was signed from Villarreal in the summer had minor surgery on his wrist after being seen wearing a split in the wins over Fulham and Burnley.
He was on Senegal’s team for games against Cameroon and South Sudan, but he pulled out this week.