Chelsea midfielder Cole Palmer faces injury on England Under-21s duty

Under-21s boss Lee Carsley confirmed that Palmer had been substituted with “a dead leg”.

Chelsea faces a new injury setback as their midfielder Cole Palmer has suffered an injury in the international break. He is a fitness doubt for the fixture with Arsenal next week.

In the summer transfer window, Chelsea moved to sign the young midfielder from Manchester City in a £42.5m deal. The 21-year-old has scored one goal and two assists from his 316 minutes of football across all competitions.

Mauricio Pochettino preferred him in his midfield option and Chelsea have to play a big game next week against Arsenal. Palmer was taking part for England Under-21s and was also handed the captain’s armband. They were facing Serbia at the City Ground.

Young Three Lions thrashed Serbia 9-1 but Palmer was forced to be withdrawn shortly after halftime. Under-21s boss Lee Carsley confirmed after the match that Palmer had been substituted with “a dead leg”.

Carsley said, “There are a few bumps and bruises and we will monitor Cole but we will not be taking any chances.”

It’s almost confirmed that Palmer appears to be a huge doubt for the Arsenal game. Meanwhile, he will try to get recover from the injury.

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