Hudson-Odoi injury ‘a serious thing’ – Zola

An injury Callum Hudson-Odoi suffered during Chelsea’s 2-2 draw against Burnley is “a serious thing” according to Blues assistant boss Gianfranco Zola.

Hudson-Odoi limped off five minutes before half-time at Stamford Bridge and N’Golo Kante was substituted at the interval after also picking up an injury.

Kante suffered a blow to the ribs but the problem does not appear to be serious.

However, there is concern for teenager Hudson-Odoi.

“Kante shouldn’t be too bad but Hudson looks a serious thing. It’s a problem with his Achilles tendon,” Zola said.

“I haven’t been told it was ruptured. I cannot tell you the full situation, but it’s not looking good.”

It was a frustrating night for Chelsea – and for boss Maurizio Sarri, who was sent off in the final seconds.

Zola spoke to the media afterwards in place of the unhappy Sarri, who felt aggrieved at the sending-off, apparently believing he was helping referee Kevin Friend restore calm as players were confronting each other.

“He tried to help Kevin Friend to move the players away, but Kevin misinterpreted it,” Zola said.