Brutal kick to the face of a Chelsea player: the match was interrupted for 10 minutes and he was taken out on a stretcher with oxygen


They were minutes of great tension in Stamford Bridgewhere Chelsea y Southampton they faced the framework of Date 24 for the Premier League. The Spanish footballer César Azpilicuetacaptain of the Bluesterrified the rest of the players and the public present after receiving a brutal kick to the face that led to a 10-minute interruption, medical attention on the pitch and being taken out on a stretcher with oxygen.

It happened during the 73rd minute, when the London team was defending a stopped ball against. After a cross from the right wing and some imperfect touches, Azpilicueta went to dispute the ball with the French Sekou Marawho attempted a stunt and kicked the Spanish defender hard in the face.

It was a violent impact that was heard in the ambient microphones of the stadium. Azpilicueta he collapsed to the ground and his companions began to wave their arms to speed up the admission of medical attention. It was such a strong blow that television decided not to repeat the action. The game was interrupted for 10 minutes and the player was taken off on a stretcher.

An official statement is still awaited Chelsea about the health of César Azpilicueta. After his eventful exit, the Chelsea could not overcome the game and added a new defeat: the team of Graham Potter they have managed just three wins in their last 17 games in all competitions (10 losses and four draws) and have gone five games without a win. The players left whistled by the fans in Stamford Bridge.