Chelsea downed by Man City Chelsea and Manchester City went head-to-head at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
The Londoners would head into the game sat top of the Premier League table and looking to continue their unbeaten start to the season in all competitions.
Man City, meanwhile, had already lost to Tottenham and a 0-0 draw with Southampton suggested Pep Guardiola and co. were going to suffer without a proper no.9 in their ranks.
Despite this, it would actually be Man City who came away with a win on Saturday.
The Sky Blues dominated for large periods, with Thomas Tuchel’s decision to start a three-man midfield leaving Chelsea lacking any sort of creativity and link between attack and midfield.
And, when all was said and done, Gabriel Jesus provided the winning goal on the day:
Gabriel Jesus gives City the lead at Stamford Bridge 👊
Quick thinking, and even quicker feet! pic.twitter.com/BWjDz7cy8K
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 25, 2021
Reece James injury timetable To make matters worse for Chelsea, they would also lose Reece James in the first half of that clash.
Reversal from the #UCL final as Thiago Silva is introduced due to an injury on this occasion.
Reece James unable to continue after being caught by Jack Grealish earlier in the game.
— Adam Newson (@AdamNewson) September 25, 2021
And now, injury expert Dr. Rajpal Brar has provided an update on James, and it doesn’t look great for the Chelsea man.
Dr. Rajpal Brar suggests that James has a high ankle sprain, and though no boot appears to have been needed, the injury will likely have a 4-6 week recovery period:
#CFC Reece James had classic “high ankle sprain” mechanism w/ ankle forcibly twisted outwards & physio was examining that region (see pic). @NizaarKinsella reporting he left bandaged but no boot which likely means no fracture but MRI still needed. Typically 4-6 wk recovery pic.twitter.com/2hcD9tlOp1
— Dr. Rajpal Brar, DPT (@3cbPerformance) September 25, 2021
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