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Sarri relieved over ‘not very serious’ Willian injury


Sarri opens up on Willian’s injury after Southampton draw

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri revealed that Willian’s injury is ‘not very serious’ after the Blues were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw at home by a resilient Southampton.

Chelsea dominated the game in terms of possession but could not turn their territorial domination into something fruitful as the visitors made life difficult with some well-organised pressing. Alvaro Morata failed to capitalise on his chance in the first half before the Blues had a goal disallowed for offside in the second half.

Willian collapsed to the ground after a collision with Maya Yoshida in the first half and was replaced by Ruben Loftus-Cheek at the 37th-minute mark.

Sarri has had a difficult time with injuries in recent weeks, with Pedro, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Olivier Giroud all missing the game due to minor injuries. However, the Italian eased fears by saying that Willian’s injury wasn’t too serious and that he would be back to training shortly.

“Willian’s injury is not really very serious,” the Italian told reporters. “Also for Pedro, in one week he will be able to train with his team-mates.

“In this match it was very difficult because Pedro was out, Giroud was out, Hudson-Odoi was out, after 37 minutes Willian was out as well.

“The doctor said after ten days Giroud can train. The problem is this moment. I think it is better than what we thought after the Crystal Palace match.”

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