Jorginho doubtful of Chelsea's Premier League trip to Manchester United this weekend

Jorginho doubtful of Chelsea's Premier League trip to Manchester United this weekend

- Jorginho could be unavailable for Chelsea against Manchester United

- Frank Lampard's men travel to Old Trafford this weekend as they continue their quest to win Premier League this season

- The midfielder was substituted in the 65th minute of the game against Sevilla earlier this week

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Chelsea midfielder Jorginho might be unavailable when they take on Manchester United in this weekend's Premier League encounter at Old Trafford.

The 28-year-old was taken off the pitch in the 65th minute during the Blues goalless draw against Sevilla in this midweek's Champions League encounter.

Matteo Kovacic took his place for the remainder of the meeting but it was perceived to be a tactical move rather than an injury concern.

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Jorginho was said to have played most part of the game with a yellow card after being booked in the 14th minute.

Meanwhile, the former Napoli star is not the only player with injury concerns as Thiago Silva is also doubtful for their fixture against the Red Devils.

The legendary defender had a situation while on duty for his Premier League outfit on Tuesday, October 20.

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Meanwhile, Frank Lampard is unfazed by Silva's injury concerns after telling Express UK that his defence marshall is okay. He said:

"He has not flagged it, so I think we are okay. I thought Thiago showed the things I have spoken about, his experiences and qualities."

Cesar Azpilicueta played no part in the Blues 0-0 draw against Sevilla two days back, but some quarters felt he was being rested for this weekend's crunch encounter.

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Jorginho doubtful for Chelsea's Premier League trip to Manchester United this weekend
Jorginho coming off for Matteo Kovacic during Chelsea's 0-0 draw vs Sevilla at Stamford Bridge. Photo by Vincent Mignott/DeFodi Images.
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Hakim Ziyech could finally earn his starting berth for Chelsea after being named on the bench once again for the Sevilla clash.

The Morocco international who moved to Stamford Bridge this summer picked up an injury during pre-season but he is now nearing full fitness.

Billy Gilmour is still not available for Frank Lampard as the teenage midfielder is making impressive progress towards full recovery. Lampard said after Sevilla draw:

"Billy is working really well. He’s probably three or four weeks away from his return.
"He’s working outside with the physios at the moment but we hope to integrate him into training with either ourselves or the Under-21s at some point soon.
"We are probably looking at the other side of the next international break with Billy, all being well."

Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has jokingly said he is coming out of retirement two years after hanging his boots.

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The Ivorian said this while reacting to the news of former teammate Petr Cech being named as a backup goalkeeper by Frank Lampard.

He will deputise for Eduoard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, and Willy Caballero at Stamford Bridge for this season.

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