Big blow for Chelsea as defender suffers injury blow during international duty

Chelsea: Jake-Clarke-Salter

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Chelsea defender Jake Clarke-Salter has suffered an injury while on international duty with England U21s in their 2-1 win over Italy this afternoon.

The 21-year-old is currently on loan with Vitesse Arnhem in Eredivisie and has been a regular at the heart of their defence with some decent performances for Leonid Slutsky’s side.

The Young Lions came away from Ferrara with an impressive 2-1 win, courtesy of a brace from former Chelsea youth striker Dominic Solanke, who now plies his trade at Liverpool.

However, a dampener was put on the night for England as Clarke-Salter hobbled off in visible pain with an ankle injury and had to be substituted with just three minutes of the game.

Clarke-Salter has been playing an involved role with Vitesse. He has made 12 league starts for his loan club and has caught the eye with some resilient displays at the back.

Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori also started the game in Ferrara, where fellow Blues youngster Tammy Abraham came on as a second-half substitute.

The visitors went ahead when Dasilva raced down the left and laid the ball off to Sessegnon, who crossed for Dominic Solanke to head home.

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