Christian Pulisic suffered what gave the impression to be a critical hamstring damage throughout Saturday’s FA Cup ultimate defeat to Arsenal.
The USA worldwide had a superb begin to the sport for Chelsea as he scored the opening aim inside the first six minutes.
Olivier Giroud’s intelligent flick freed Pulisic and he noticed off Kieran Tierney earlier than ending previous goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.
The 21-year-old’s match was over early within the second half, nevertheless, as he went down in agony within the Arsenal field.
The winger was by on aim and managed to get his shot away, earlier than putting in falling to the bottom whereas clutching the again of his leg.
Replays confirmed Pulisic grimacing all through his run in direction of the Arsenal space, however he fought by the ache to attempt to rating and restore Chelsea’s lead.
It was the second damage setback of the sport for Frank Lampard’s facet as Cesar Azpilicueta additionally seemed like he suffered a hamstring damage and needed to be helped off the sector.
Pulisic’s aim was cancelled out by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s first half penalty earlier than the Gabon worldwide added a second after the break at hand the trophy to Arsenal.
It was a nightmare day for Frank Lampard’s facet as they ended with simply 9 gamers on the pitch.
Mateo Kovacic was despatched off for a second yellow card earlier than Pedro was stretchered off within the closing levels with a shoulder damage.
Lampard mentioned the accidents after the full-time whistle.
“To have two hamstrings [Azpilicueta and Pulisic] and a dislocated shoulder [Pedro],” started Lampard. “Willian acquired injured yesterday and needed to pull out…
“We had been on the finish of a protracted, lengthy season and it felt prefer it got here a bit to the tipping level immediately.”
The Blues tackle Bayern Munich subsequent Saturday as they hope to beat a 3-Zero first leg deficit to e book their place within the Champions League quarter-finals.
They already confronted an uphill job earlier than dropping Pulisic and captain Azpilicueta to damage, and Lampard made it clear there isn’t a probability the duo will play towards the German champions.
Lampard added: “I don’t know the complete extent of the accidents, however I do know the hamstrings with Azpi and Christian – they must be scanned and assessed over the following few days. They clearly gained’t be match for subsequent week.
“Pedro, I imagine it might be a dislocated shoulder however don’t go too quickly on that.
“I’ve not seen him but as he was whisked away so it’s a disappointing finish as that’s most likely going to be his final recreation for Chelsea.
“He’s been an unbelievable servant and I’m dissatisfied for him.”