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Sarri explains Hudson-Odoi substitution

The first-half subsitute did not finish the game thanks to an injury he picked up late in the second-half

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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.

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.

And Sarri confirmed the injury in his post-match comments.

Get well soon, the both you!

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