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Hudson-Odoi injured against Burnley; Willian already missing as precaution

Dropping like flies, and goals

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It’s been an incident-filled first-half between Chelsea and Burnley already, with two goals for either side, and plenty of powerful shots just missing their target as well.

But as concerning as Burnley’s two goals — both from set pieces! — have been, Callum Hudson-Odoi’s right leg injury (either calf of Achilles) is something that can have much longer lasting effect.

It was a no-contact injury and those are always more concerning straight away. The youngster tried to control a looping ball, but his first-touch went long and as he tried to burst after it, the back of his right leg gave out. He tried to carry on for a couple minutes, but it was clear he wasn’t going to be able to do so.

Hopefully it’s nothing too serious, but the initial look was not good.

Pedro has come on to replace Hudson-Odoi, with Willian already missing this game through precaution. The winger had felt a twinge in his thigh yesterday and was left out of the matchday squad today, with Manchester United looming next weekend.