Another Chelsea star suffers injury after Malo Gusto limps off against Burnley

Huge blow as another Chelsea star suffers injury after Malo Gusto limps off against Burnley

Malo Gusto limped off with a suspected hamstring injury during Chelsea’s 2-2 draw against 10-man Burnley on Saturday.

It was yet another disappointing day for Chelsea after they were pegged back twice by the Clarets at Stamford Bridge.

Cole Palmer opened the scoring from the penalty spot just before half-time after Lorenz Assignon was sent off for fouling Mykhailo Mudryk in the box.

Josh Cullen shockingly equalised just minutes after the break, before Palmer scored what appeared to be the winning goal late on, only for Dara O’Shea to strike in the 81st minute.

Given that Burnley’s relegation is all but assured, having won just four times this season, a home draw is an extremely poor result for the Blues and one that leaves the club 11th in the table.

To make matters worse for Mauricio Pochettino, Gusto limped off the pitch with a suspected hamstring injury in the 87th minute, with Alfie Gilchrist taking his place.

The right-back has been one of Chelsea’s best players this season, stepping up to the mark in the absence of captain Reece James who has missed nearly the entire campaign with injury.

The Blues have been plagued by injury issues all season, with 10 other players currently in the treatment room, including Romeo Lavia and Wesley Fofana who are sidelined for the rest of the season.

This latest poor performance and result will only increase the pressure on Pochettino who has been much-maligned by Chelsea’s fans.

‘We are a team that when we go forward we create too many chances but don’t score all of the chances we create,’ the manager added.

‘We didn’t show the capacity, the energy, the hunger, the minimum to compete in the Premier League. That is why I am so upset and disappointed. It’s more here [points to heart] and here [points to head] than in your legs.’

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