Callum Hudson-Odoi had just broken into the team at Stamford Bridge last month.
The young Blues academy player with a potential to be world class is only 18 years old but has matched the likes of Willian and Pedro this season.
However, just as he was getting used to the pace of first team football in England, it seems a rather unfortunate and irritating injury has plagued the player.
Hudson-Odoi tweeted after the match, “[I’m] really gutted to end my season with a ruptured Achilles,” he said. “Got to work hard and try and come back stronger for next season!”
Zola gave further updates on the injury of Callum Hudson-Odoi and N’Golo Kante.
“It’s not an easy one,” Zola said in a news conference. “I think it’s a serious injury.
“It’s his Achilles tendon. I cannot tell you the extent of it. I don’t know – he’ll have to have an examination, but it’s not looking good. I don’t know if it’s ruptured.
“N’Golo was taken down on the counter and, as he fell, he fell on the foot of a player, so he had a contusion in his ribs. He couldn’t breathe totally. He’ll be alright.”