Blow for Chelsea as key star sustain injury on international break

England suffered a devastating incident in an under-21 friendly at the Stadio Paolo Mazza when defender Jake Clarke-Salter took a knock to his ankle in the clash.

But Premier League club Chelsea will take a deeper cut from the disappointing event. Clarke-Salter plays for the Premier League club and former holders of the trophy.

Clarke-Salter was pictured hobbling off the pitch due to the sharp sting in his leg from the incident on Thursday.

The Young Lions emerged the better side, thumping their Italian counterparts by 2-1 on Thursday evening.

Credits go to former Chelsea man, who now plies his trade at new outfit Liverpool Dominic Solanke. The English youngster netted a double in the clash to secure a hard-fought win for England.

It is largely unclear when Clarke-Salter will be declared fit again. The 21-year-old currently plays for Eredevisie outfit Vitesse Arnhem, after being shipped out on a season-long loan spell away from Chelsea.

He’s notched up a good tally of 12 games in his new club and his stoutly and torely presence in Arnhem in their backlines, have given him the status of a revered defender. It’s no wonder he being hunted by clubs across Europe.

The 21-year-old has widely been touted also, as a excellent prospect in Chelsea and Maurizio Sarri’s backline in the not-too-distant future.