Chelsea blow as Malo Gusto is forced to withdraw from France duty with injury
The defender came off the bench during Sunday’s 4-4 draw with Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
Gusto showed no sign of injury as he finished the game, with Chelsea scoring a dramatic late equaliser.
The 20-year-old had been first choice at right-back during Reece James’ absence in the last three months.
He’s now serving as James’ understudy again, but with the wing-back’s injury record Gusto must be ready to step in.
But France’s U21s confirmed on Monday that Gusto had been forced to withdraw from their squad with a ligament problem.
James pulled out of England’s squad as a precaution given his recent fitness problems and Chelsea will be hoping Gusto can recover in time for their trip to Newcastle after the international break.
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