Chelsea handed enormous enhance forward of UCL tie towards Atleti
It is a sign of how well Thomas Tuchel is doing at Chelsea that Frank Lampard is already a distant memory and is barely mentioned on the programs.
The Blues, which at times seemed directionless under their former midfielder, look very different with the German at the top.
Organized, efficient and hard to beat, they will enter the Champions League against Atletico Madrid next week with renewed vigor and energy.
And West Londoners were given a significant boost with news that one of Diego Simeone’s key men may not be available for the game.
According to MARCA, Yannick Carrasco suffered a post-traumatic injury to the left leg muscles.
It was the result of a severe challenge during the midweek game against Levante, which meant the player couldn’t finish the game.
Atleti will face the same opponents on Saturday, a match that Carrasco will definitely miss.
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His third injury of the season means it’s a Chelsea appearance and the Blues are hoping the game will come a little early to give them the advantage.