Zlatan Ibrahimovic injured a hamstring tonight, and is likely to miss the next several weeks because of that injury.
Blanc (on Ibrahimovic) "He has a hamstring problem. It needs to be seen tomorrow. It would not have been reasonable for him to continue."— Jamie Trecker (@JamieTreckerFOX) April 2, 2014
Blanc did not specify the severity of the injury, in contrast to PSG's president, who said Ibra would be out a "few weeks."— Jamie Trecker (@JamieTreckerFOX) April 2, 2014
Unfortunately, the Blues still lost the first leg of the tie by a 3-1 score, and will have to win by at least two goals in order to advance to the Champions League semifinals. Zlatan being unavailable makes it less likely that they'll find the back of the net, but with Edinson Cavani hanging around Paris, they aren't losing much quality by simply moving him to the center of the attack.
It's still extremely likely that PSG spend next week closing up shop, while looking to hit Chelsea quickly on the counter. I'd expect Lucas Moura to take up Cavani's spot on the right, with Cavani moving to a central position in place of Ibra. That may somewhat reduce the chances of Chelsea conceding on the counter, and it certainly creates more issues covering the woeful Jallet on the left. Frankly, though, it's hard to feel a whole lot better about our chances.