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Andreas Christensen was brave and solid in stopping Peru‘s attempts to score in World Cup opener with Denmark at Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia.

However, the centre-back limped off the pitch in some discomfort lately in the second half following a great performance.

 

Christensen could be a concern for the Danes as they will take on Australia (Thursday 21st June) and France (Tuesday 26th June) to complete Group C.

Chelsea star Cesar Azpilicueta was an unused sub in Spain 3-3 draw against Portugal last night, while both Olivier Giroud (who provided an assist) and N’Golo Kante featured in France win against Australia today.

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Belgium played the last friendly game ahead of the World Cup in Russia on Monday night. Also Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi was among the goalscorers in Red Devils‘ 4-1 win over Costa Rica.

Eden Hazard limped off the pitch lately in the second half following a “knock on his leg”, as head coach Roberto Martinez confirmed yesterday.

He said: “There’s nothing to worry about. He’s very strong, he just had a dead leg towards the end of the match.”

“I really enjoyed his performance. He was sharp and strong, he was majestic.”

Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois started in goal while Eden Hazard played alongside Dries Mertens supporting Romelu Lukaku in the attacking third.

 

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Bad injury for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud during the friendly France played last night vs Usa ahead of Russia 2018 World Cup.

Giroud was taken out of the field during the second half after a violent clash of heads with Usa’s defender Matt Miazga. Both players may have a suspected concussion and Giroud World Cup campaing with France is now seriously in doubt.

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Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Stoger, speaking at a press conference following yesterday’s defeat to Schalke 04 in 152nd Ruhr derby, was asked to give an update on Michy Batshuayi‘s injury:

“I didn’t think it looked like the kind of injury that he would be back from quickly” the former Koln head coach said.

“I hope, of course, that I’m mistaken. I can’t yet say anything specific, other than the fact that he’s in pain and will now be examined in more detail. Hopefully it’s not as bad as it looks.”

 

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After a great start of the season, Spanish striker Alvaro Morata hasn’t mantained the level of his performances.

Now, the Chelsea player reveals he has been influenced by his back’s problems.

Everything was good until I had the problems with my back,” Morata told Chelsea Tv. “I played with a lot of pain and it probably would have been better if I’d stopped. But I wanted to play with my teammates, for the club and the fans. Now it’s in the past. My first year could have been better, but there are still more games to go and we have a chance to win the FA Cup.”

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Thibaut Courtois is a huge doubt for Chelsea ahead of the Premier League‘s game vs  Tottenham after his injury with Belgium during the international break.

The Belgian keeper, however, gave a good news to all the Blues supporters as he told Belgian new outlet Sporza he believes he will stay in London also next season: “I have one year left on my contract and I feel good at Chelsea, and at the end of the season we’ll sit down together and talk about the future.” Courtois said. “I feel at ease, knowing that I will still be at Chelsea next year. If I go to the World Cup with a clear idea, sign or wait another year, my mind will be clear at the World Cup. I am still proud to play for Chelsea and I want to achieve success”.

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Chelsea wing-back Marcos Alonso has confirmed his teammate and compatriot Alvaro Morata is keen to be included in the 23-man-squad for World Cup 2018 in Russia next summer.

“Alvaro was not happy [with the decision]” Alonso told Spanish reporters.

“He has gone through a difficult few months with a back injury. He is now 100 per cent and the other day he scored”. 

Marcos Alonso added: “Morata is a very important player for us. I hope he will do well from here until the end of the season and he gets to go to the World Cup.”

Spain will be facing Germany and Argentine in two friendlies respectively set on Friday 23 March and Tuesday 27 March.

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Chelsea rising star Ethan Ampadu is out for the rest of the season after fracturing his ankle in the Youth League clash against Real Madrid, the London Evening Standard reports.

The injury forced the 17-year-old to withdraw from Ryan Gigg‘s first Wales squad, with the Dragons due to face China and one of Uruguay or the Czech Republic before the end of the month.

Ampadu last represented Chelsea in the 4-0 win over Hull City in the FA Cup fifth round and has been given a number of first-team opportunities by Antonio Conte in all competitions this season.

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte rules, again, David Luiz and Ross Barkley out for Crystal Palace clash tomorrow.

David Luiz is injured. Also Barkley,” the Italian coach said.

Then I have to check a couple of situations before making the decisions for the game.”

N’Golo Kante missed Sunday’s defeat at Manchester City after fainting following a training session 48 hours before the game.

 The French midfielder has since been given the all-clear following medical tests.“N’Golo is fine. He trained the whole week and he’s in good form,” Conte said.

“Last week, on Friday, it was very cold. After the training session he passed out briefly in the dressing room.

“The doctor brought him to have many check-ups, to understand his physical condition, but it was all clear.

“I think on Sunday he was well, but at the same time it was right not to take the risk.

“He’s OK. Every check-up is OK, perfect.”

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Emerson Palmieri signed for Chelsea during the last January transfer window and now the Brazilian defender feels ready to make his debut with the Blues.

Physically, I feel great. The injury is now in the past.” Emerson Palmieri told Chelsea’s official matchday programme. They were six difficult months for me but what is important is right now and I feel good. I couldn’t feel better so I only have in mind the idea of training with my team and helping us achieve success. I came here because this is a great club with a great history. English football is something I have been watching since I was 15 years old. It’s a really beautiful game over here and it’s going to be even more beautiful to play it. I’m coming here with great expectations.”

 

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