Premier League managers should be squirming behind a pillow watching their gamers throughout the worldwide break.
Not solely have the likes of Mohamed Salah, Mohamed Elneny and Matt Doherty examined constructive for COVID-19, quite a few top-flight gamers will return to their golf equipment with accidents.
It was a woeful worldwide break for Liverpool, whose lengthy harm record has solely continued to develop during the last couple weeks.
The Reds will now be with out Joe Gomez for the remainder of the season, whereas there are additionally minor issues to Jordan Henderson and Rhys Williams, which is able to absolutely go away Jurgen Klopp raging.
Klopp was already livid in regards to the hectic fixture record, and his fears have been realised.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, alternatively, will probably be one of many few Premier League managers taking extra positives than negatives away from the worldwide break to date.
Regardless of the Blues struggling an harm to Ben Chilwell throughout England’s 2-Zero defeat to Belgium, the severity of which is but to be recognized, the overwhelming majority of their gamers will return unscathed – and having bagged a load of objectives.
After objectives for France’s N’Golo Kante and Italy’s Jorginho earlier within the break, Chelsea gamers ran riot on Tuesday evening.
Hakim Ziyech bagged one other one, making it three in two video games for Morocco, whereas Callum Hudson-Odoi netted once more for England’s Underneath 21s, his second of the break.
Elsewhere, Olivier Giroud was the match-winner for France as soon as once more with two objectives throughout their 3-2 win over Sweden, displaying he can nonetheless be helpful for Lampard regardless of an absence of begins this season.
And even Mateo Kovacic, not a goalscorer by commerce, acquired in on the act, netting two nice objectives throughout Croatia’s 3-2 defeat to Portugal.
Chelsea entered the worldwide break in tremendous goalscoring kind, and if the internationals are something to go by, they give the impression of being set to proceed it when the Premier League returns.