Yannick Carrasco had to be substituted after appearing to injure his right knee. “The Belgian attempted to chase a back-heel from Hazard, who clipped his studs in the turf, prompting a near-vertical fall. Before the fall he showed no obvious sign of injury, but after the restart he grabbed at his right knee before being substituted as Chelsea’s trainers tendered a brace to his damaged right knee. It was his second sub of the night and just weeks after he played through a serious knee injury. Antonio Conte had suggested after the game that the Belgian’s knee injury could be an “injury that could happen all the time”. He had undergone a surgery on his left knee a year ago and he left at half-time in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea because of a thigh problem.[>
Scary! Penalty for Unai Emery in La Liga. Doubts about Yannick Carrasco’s knee after that tackle on Hazard. He’ll miss this Wednesday’s semi-final. pic.twitter.com/Pzr4n5a3My — South American Football (@ASFafootball) May 13, 2018
Arsenal have a real problem on their hands after seeing their Premier League title chances all but extinguished with an embarrassing defeat in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday. They have just two more games before the start of the Champions League next month and, following their humiliation at the hands of Chelsea on Saturday night, they face a must-win match at least four-time European Cup winners Sevilla on Wednesday, in an opening leg tie that they cannot afford to lose.[>
Following a 2-0 defeat to a Chelsea side playing in front of over a 70,000 crowd at Wembley, Unai Emery admitted the setback has caused major concern amongst the players. Gunners’ assistant Steve Bould was seen talking to the players in the tunnel at the end of the game, their destiny all but lost in the FA Cup, and the club’s dire situation will only have been exacerbated by the humiliation of the Blues on Saturday night.[>
To add further to Arsenal’s woes, they also face Juventus in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday and Conte said after the match: “They have a lot of opportunities now to kill our chances.
“But I think our pitch and the fans gave us confidence.”
That confidence, however, could well vanish as Arsenal attempt to get back on track in the Premier League on Wednesday, with all eyes on Sevilla and their talismanese Spanish international striker Vitolo.