Sport Chelsea captain Cahill forced off with hamstring injury

18:46  13 january  2018
18:46  13 january  2018 Source:   Goal.com

Cahill injury not serious, Conte claims

  Cahill injury not serious, Conte claims The Chelsea boss does not expect the defender to be ruled out for long after he injured his right hamstring SaturdayThe hamstring injury sustained by Chelsea captain Gary Cahill against Leicester City is not serious, according to head coach Antonio Conte.

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill limped off the pitch with a hamstring problem in the first-half of the side’s clash with Leicester. — Sasha Goryunov (@Slasherrrr) January 13, 2018. Cahill ’s injury could give the centre-back a chance to work his way back into Conte’s first-team plans.

One of the best ways Leicester have been able to get at Chelsea have been with early balls over the top for Jamie Vardy -- not an unexpected route for them to use in attack — and it was on one of those forays forward from the visitors that Gary Cahill appeared to pull his hamstring as he tried to clear

GaryCahill - cropped: Chelsea captain Gary Cahill goes off injured © Provided by Goal Chelsea captain Gary Cahill goes off injured

Gary Cahill was forced off in the first half of Chelsea's Premier League clash with Leicester City on Saturday due to a hamstring injury.

Club captain Cahill returned to Antonio Conte's starting XI after sitting out the EFL Cup semi-final first-leg draw against Arsenal on Wednesday, but lasted just 33 minutes.

The England international pulled up after racing Jamie Vardy for a high ball over the Chelsea defence and hobbled off the pitch holding his right leg.

Conte turned to Andreas Christensen as his replacement, forcing David Luiz to wait even longer for his first Premier League appearance since November.

Cahill's injury will be a concern for the Blues with an FA Cup replay against Norwich City and the second leg of the EFL Cup semi-final against Arsenal to come this month, while a Champions League last-16 tie against Barcelona is on the horizon.

Gunners grab point from Chelsea thriller .
Hector Bellerin's stoppage-time goal rescued a 2-2 draw for Arsenal in a pulsating and controversial Premier League clash with Chelsea. It looked like Chelsea had come from behind to triumph when Marcos Alonso struck six minutes from time, after Jack Wilshere's first league goal since May 2015 had been cancelled out by an Eden Hazard penalty.But the Gunners would not be beaten and Bellerin punished Alonso's poor clearing header with a fine finish for a share of the points - though there was still time for Chelsea's Davide Zappacosta to hit the crossbar.

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