Chelsea scored a brace of goals on Wednesday, but also collected a brace of hamstring injuries.
First, it was Pedro who pulled up limping after a strong sprint down the right channel. The veteran winger knew right away that something was wrong after he failed to reach the pass thanks to a great tackle from the covering defender, and immediately motioned to the bench for a substitution.
Pedro keeps patting his hamstring. Looks like he'll have to come off. Hudson-Odoi has been sent to warm up... #cfc— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) December 26, 2018
So on came young Callum Hudson-Odoi, only on the bench because of a training ground knock to Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Hudson-Odoi finished out the first-half but did not finish the second, making way for Emerson with about five minutes to go. As boos rained down on Sarri’s head and social media went into a frenzy at this perceived affront to the young man, Hudson-Odoi was wincing quite noticeably and grabbing the back of his own leg as well.
Sure enough, after the match, CH-O revealed a taped thigh on Snapchat.
Hudson-Odoi confirms on Snapchat that he got subbed off due to an injury, so everyone can get off Sarri’s case now #CFC #WATCHE pic.twitter.com/o5fRIk81aI— Adi (@AdmirableAlvaro) December 26, 2018
And Sarri confirmed the injury in his post-match comments.
#Sarri confirms he substituted Hudson-Odoi because he had a problem with his hamstring #cfc— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) December 26, 2018
Get well soon, the both you!