Things are getting pretty serious in Chelsea‘s camp. They face a nervous wait to discover the full extent of the injury suffered by Fernando Torres. The 50 mill spanish player managed to stay only 14 minutes in Spain’s 2-1 against Italy, after receiving a concussion.
Liverpool’s Alberto Aquilani scored the winner goal for Spain in the 39th minute of the second half. Italy took the lead in the 11th minute after Ricardo Montolivo lifted a shot over the first goalkeeper, Iker Casillas. Spain recovered in th 36th minute taking the score to 1-1 with a goal from a penalty by Real Madrid midfielder, Xavi Alonso.
In any case, with Premier League starting today, even for Chelsea, the lost of a player like Torres could mean the difference between winning and losing a game. The are doing their best in the recovery part so that the player could play in Sunday’s game against Stoke City.
Probable lineup for Sunday:
Stoke City: Begovic, Wilkinson, Shotton, Huth, Shawcross, Woodgate, Collins, Wilson, Pennant, Whelan, Delap, Etherington, Jones, Walters, Whitehead, Diao, Pugh, Sorensen.
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Bosingwa, Ferreira, Terry, Alex, Cole, Bertrand, Mikel, McEachran, Lampard, Ramires, Benayoun, Malouda, Drogba, Anelka, Kalou, Lukaku, Hilario, Turnbull.