Replacing Koulibaly won’t be a problem. Benoit Badiashile may come in and do a job.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard confirms that Kalidou Koulibaly will be out for a few weeks after picking a hamstring injury against Real Madrid.
Here’s what the Blues head said (h/t Chelsea FC website):
“He won’t be available for either game. It’s a hamstring injury and it will be a matter of weeks rather than days.“He’s a very good, very experienced player. People talk a lot about our squad but when we haven’t got lots of cover in certain times and obviously the Champions League squad is different to the Premier League squad, of course it’s a disappointment for him and for us, but an opportunity for someone else.”
Koulibaly was slowly returning to his best. At this point in the season where there are not a lot of games left, an injury like this may mean the 31-year-old won’t be able to play much part in how this campaign ends for the Blues.
Replacing Koulibaly won’t be a problem. Benoit Badiashile may come in and do a job, while the likes of Marc Cucurella, Thiago Silva and Wesley Fofana can take up the mantle to play the second leg against Real Madrid next Tuesday.
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