Monday, 19 March 2018

Confirmed: Chelsea star suffers hamstring injury, could be out for Tottenham clash

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Leicester City 1 – Chelsea 2

Chelsea are through to the FA Cup semifinals after beating Leicester 2-1 at the King Power on Sunday.



Alvaro Morata broke the deadlock for the Blues just before halftime against the Foxes.



Jamie Vardy levelled for Leicester midway through the second half to take the game into extra time.

Pedro scored the winner in the 105th minute when he beat Kasper Schmeichel to the ball to score with a header.


Thibaut Courtois has a hamstring injury

When the team sheets came out for the match at the King Power Stadium there was a surprise in the Chelsea XI.

Antonio Conte left Belgian international stopper Thibaut Courtois out of the Blues squad completely.



Willy Caballero started between the sticks while Eduardo was on the bench.

So why was Thibaut Courtois was dropped by Conte?

Was it a reaction to how the Chelsea goalie was at fault against Barcelona in the Champions League exit last weekend?



And should Chelsea fans start to get worried that Courtois could be off this summer?

According to updates on Monday morning, Courtois was forced out of the Leicester game with a hamstring injury.

The keeper reportedly sustained his knock last week in training, while it could mean that Courtois is withdrawn from Belgium’s international match against Saudi Arabia.

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Kristof Terreur 📰

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Thibaut Courtois will probably miss Belgium’s friendly against Saudi-Arabia with a hamstring injury that he sustained last week. Scans have revealed some damage - although Twitter doctors with a Smartphone scanner will claim that it’s a fake injury. #cfc

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FA Cup: Chelsea odds crash

Following the semifinal draw, Chelsea have been installed as the new favourites to win the FA Cup.

Will Hill have price Antonio Conte’s Blues at 13/8 to win the FA Cup.



It’s worth noting that when Chelsea faced Southampton earlier in the Premier League season, the Blues won 1-0 at Stamford Bridge. Marcos Alonso was the match winner on that occasion.

Chelsea have beaten Southampton on their last four meetings.

For the record, Southampton are the outsiders to win the FA Cup, with Mark Hughes’s Saints priced at 9/1.

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