May 9, 2021

Pulisic, Azpi and Pedro injured in final ahead of CL return

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Chelsea face Bayern Munich in last-16 second leg on Saturday August 8, trailing 3-0 on aggregate

Last Updated: 01/08/20 8:26pm

Chelsea's Christian Pulisic limped off during the second half of the FA Cup final against Arsenal Chelsea's Christian Pulisic limped off during the second half of the FA Cup final against Arsenal

Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic limped off during the second half of the FA Cup final against Arsenal

Christian Pulisic, Cesar Azpilicueta and Pedro were all injured during Chelsea’s FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal, handing Frank Lampard a triple injury blow ahead of his side’s return to Champions League action against Bayern Munich.

Both Azpilicueta and Pulisic appeared to pull their hamstrings in either half during the 2-1 defeat at Wembley. Azpilicueta hobbled off 10 minutes before half-time, shortly after conceding the penalty which saw Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang make it 1-1.

Pulisic had opened the scoring for Chelsea in just the fifth minute of the match, but he too left the field clutching his hamstring just after the restart.

Cesar Azpilicueta fouled Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for an Arsenal penalty in the FA Cup final before leaving the field injured Cesar Azpilicueta fouled Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for an Arsenal penalty in the FA Cup final before leaving the field injured

Cesar Azpilicueta fouled Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for an Arsenal penalty in the FA Cup final before leaving the field injured

A late shoulder injury to Pedro – with Frank Lamaprd saying it had been dislocated – in his final domestic game for Chelsea before he joins Serie A club Roma was the final act of the game, as hopes of a late equaliser diminished.

All three look likely to be doubts for the second leg of Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich on Saturday August 8 – which the Blues trail 3-0 on aggregate.

An Aubameyang brace saw Arsenal clinch a record 14th FA Cup victory, and means the Gunners have won all three of their finals with Chelsea.

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