Chelsea were dealt a major injury blow on a bad Champions League night following the injury to in-form Mason Mount in their game with Spanish La Liga club Valencia.
The two teams met in a Group H Champions League clash which ended in a 1-0 defeat at home in a game that marked their return to the big league after a one-year absence.
Chelsea missed the competition last season as they were in the Europa League which they eventually won by beating London rivals Arsenal.
The Blues suffered their first major blow of the night when the aforementioned Mason Mount had to leave the Champions League game with Valencia because of an ankle injury.
Mason Mount has been in very good form for Chelsea in his first season with the first team after scoring three goals in the five Premier League games played this season.
The second blow of the night came in the 74th minute when Valencia took the lead through Spanish international striker Rodrigo Moreno off an assist from club skipper Dani Parejo.
The final major blow of the night came with three minute left to play when Chelsea were awarded a penalty via the help of VAR.
Ross Barkley missed the resulting penalty to condemn Chelsea to defeat.
Man Utd Midfielder Set For Loan Move In January
Manchester United midfielder James Garner will go out on loan in the New Year according to the publication from the stables of popular English newspaper The Sun.
It was revealed that three clubs are interested in taking the Manchester United player on loan when the transfer window reopens in a few weeks’ time.
The Manchester United Academy player is yet to make a senior appearance for the Red Devils this season though he’s part of the 20-man squad for the Europa League trip to Serbian top flight side Partizan Belgrade.
James Garner has been on the bench on some occasions this season but he’s yet to feature.
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He would be hoping to play a part against Partizan Belgrade with Manchester United targeting an end to their winless run.
The Red Devils have not tasted victory in six games though it must be pointed out that they were five minutes away from earning a win against Premier League leaders Liverpool.
Second-half substitute Adam Lallana rescued Liverpool from the jaws of defeat with an equalizer five minutes from time.
Manchester United had earlier taken a first-half lead through Marcus Rashford but they were unable to hang on to that advantage as both teams settled for a 1-1 draw.
For James Garner, Preston and North End, Sunderland and Wigan Athletic are the three clubs interested in a loan move for him.
Europa League: Man Utd Suffer Major Injury Problem
Fallen Premier League giants Manchester United have a new problem to contend with on the injury front following the news that star player Paul Pogba could miss the upcoming games against Dutch club AZ Alkmaar and Newcastle United in the Europa League and the Premier League respectively.
This is according to the publication from the stables of popular media channel ESPN which revealed that Pogba aggravated an ankle problem during the last game, a Premier League clash at home to fellow Europa League campaigners Arsenal on Monday night.
It as revealed that the French World Cup winner complained to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about the ankle injury after the game against the Gunners at Old Trafford.
Pogba was a doubt for the Arsenal game but he was able to make the starting XI for the match which ended in a 1-1 draw.
The Manchester United Academy graduate played the entire duration of the game as Manchester United were forced to a score draw by their opponents.
Paul Pogba was outshone in the Manchester United midfielder by young Scotland international star Scott McTominay who scored the lone goal for the Red Devils in the first half.
His goal was cancelled out by the second half strike from Arsenal attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Lukaku Hits Out At Man Utd For This Reason
New Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has hit out at former club Manchester United for being scapegoated.
The Belgian national star spoke extensively with popular media channel ESPN about his exit from Manchester United.
According to him, he was made the scapegoat at Manchester United as the former West Brom, Stoke City and Everton player said that he was blamed for a lot of problems.
The Belgian international also narrated how his diet has been corrected at Inter Milan having been constantly criticized for being overweight at Manchester United.
Romelu Lukaku joined Manchester United from fellow Premier League side Everton in a £75m deal two years ago to make him the second most expensive player in the club’s history behind French World Cup winner Paul Pogba.
He went on to score 42 goals in his two seasons as a Manchester United player before joining Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan this summer.
Inter Milan might end up paying around £73.9m for his transfer with the Nerazzuri expected to pay £64.7m upfront plus £7.2m in add-ons.
He has started his Inter Milan career positively after netting two goals in two league games.
Lukaku was on target during the first league game of the season, a 4-0 home win over newly promoted outfit Lecce.
He went on to score the winning goal in the next league game, a 2-1 away victory over Cagliari.
Frustrated Chelsea player promises to stay
Chelsea player Andreas Christensen has expressed his frustration over the non-playing time under manager Maurizio Sarri but that will not drive him away from the club.
Andreas Christensen made it clear that he will be staying at the Stamford Bridge for the coming season.
Unfortunately for Andreas Christensen, he saw just one Premier League appearance last season which is not enough for a player at his level.
However, he made it clear that his frustration of not playing last season will not stop him from being happy at Chelsea and that is the only reason why he would be staying at the club for another season.
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It is suggested that Andreas Christensen could be nursing the thought that the Chelsea boss will not be at the club in the coming season and that could have influenced his decision to remain at the club.
The former Napoli boss is not in good terms with Chelsea management and he is already been linked away with a move to Italian Serie A outfit Juventus.
It has been reported that Chelsea have been told by the Italian boss of his decision to leave and will not be returning for the coming season.
Maurizio Sarri can also boast of achievements within one year of stay as he finished third in the English Premier League table and won the Europa League title.