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Graham Potter provides injury update on Wesley Fofana after Chelsea setback during vital AC Milan win

Matthew Debono

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Graham Potter provides injury update on Wesley Fofana after Chelsea setback during vital AC Milan win

Graham Potter has provided an injury update on Wesley Fofana after he was forced off during Chelsea’s 3-0 win over AC Milan in the Champions League. 

Fofana netted Chelsea's opener in the 24th minute at Stamford Bridge, slotting past Ciprian Tatarusanu to send the hosts on their way to all three points in Group E

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Reece James added the other goals for Chelsea, but the night was left on a damper following Fofana’s injury. 

Chelsea's Wesley Fofana leaves the game with an injury during the UEFA Champions League Group E match. (Alamy)
Chelsea's Wesley Fofana leaves the game with an injury during the UEFA Champions League Group E match. (Alamy)

He landed awkwardly in a tussle with Rafael Leao which saw him unable to continue and replaced by Trevoh Chalobah in the latter stages of the first half. 

Potter was unable to give a clear update over the France international’s injury and confirmed Fofana would have a scan on Thursday to learn the severity of the problem.

He told BT Sport: “We’ll have to scan it tomorrow and see how it is. Nothing to report at the moment.

"That’s the one disappointment of the evening.”

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Potter was concerned, adding: "Fingers crossed. I wouldn't want to speculate on it now but we're concerned and hope for the best."

Fofana left the ground on crutches and in a brace on his right knee, fuelling even more concern that he may spend some time on the sidelines.

Other than Fofana’s injury, the Chelsea head coach was left delighted with his team’s performance which lifted them off the bottom of Group E to boost their knockout hopes. 

The 47-year-old added: “It was a good night for us, we needed to play well.

"The attitude and application was fantastic. Really important win for us. 

Chelsea manager Graham Potter on the touchline during the UEFA Champions League Group E match at Stamford Bridge, London (PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo)
Chelsea manager Graham Potter on the touchline during the UEFA Champions League Group E match at Stamford Bridge, London (PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo)

“I thought we started a little nervous, maybe five minutes, which is just a result of us wanting to do so well. You saw the appetite, pushing before the goal, the first goal was important.

"To score the second gave us a bit of a breather. Can’t complain, clean sheet, three goals, really good.”

Featured Image Credit: Alamay

Topics: Graham Potter, Wesley Fofana, Chelsea, Champions League, AC Milan

Matthew Debono
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