‘Chelsea ‘heartbroken’ by new captain’s mid-match substitution…cause ‘simple fatigue’

Chelsea played the first round of the Premier League against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in London on the 14th (Korean time).스포츠토토 The match ended in a 1-1 draw. Chelsea received a disappointing result at home, but what drew more attention than the result was whether or not James was injured.

James suddenly stood up and touched his right leg in the 30th minute of the second half. It was a gesture he definitely felt uncomfortable with. Anthony Taylor, the referee, immediately turned to James and asked if he would like to send medical staff.

James did not ask for medical attention. However, he handed the captain’s armband to Ben Chilwell, indicating that he could not continue the game. In the process of leaving, he did not appear particularly limp or greatly uncomfortable, but his expression was very dark.

James’ injury has become a constant. Last season also had a lot of time gap due to injuries, such as digesting only 14 games in the Premier League. James’ absence also played a large part in Chelsea’s worst season in club history.

To prepare for this, Chelsea brought in a backup agent and competitor to James last winter. At the time, Olympique Lyon, who was interested in many big clubs, quickly brought Gusteau. As a 20-year-old young player born in 2003, he is a resource with very high potential.

James’ skills have already been tested in the Premier League. In addition, it is time to increase the influence within the team by being appointed as the captain this season. At this time, if he leaves the squad again due to an injury, the patience of the fans will run out.

Fortunately, after the match, Chelsea coach Mauricio Pochettino reassured the fans, saying, “James’ replacement was not an injury, but a precautionary replacement due to simple fatigue.” The Blues are anxious every game about when James, the core and captain of the team, will be injured again.