Chelsea striker Armando Broja stretchered off in friendly against Aston Villa with suspected serious knee injury
- Chelsea are eighth in the league
- Struggling under new manager
- Now face another injury blow
WHAT HAPPENED? In preparation for the return of Premier League football on December 26, Graham Potter's men took on Aston Villa in a friendly in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
However, a little over 20 minutes into the game, Broja collided with Ezri Konsa and had to be stretchered off after picking up what appeared to be a serious knee injury.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Chelsea host Bournemouth on December 27 in the Premier League and face an anxious wait on Broja's fitness. After a successful loan spell with Southampton last season, the 21-year-old has one goal and one assist in 12 league outings.
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WHAT NEXT FOR CHELSEA? If Broja is out for the long term, the Blues may consider a new signing in the January transfer market. Otherwise, Potter will have to rely on the likes of Kai Havertz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up top.