Graham Potter provides injury update on Wesley Fofana after Chelsea star had to be replaced in Everton draw

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Chelsea were left frustrated after a late Ellis Simms strike earned Everton a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in the league.

Wesley Fofana was replaced late on in the Everton draw and was seen with an ice pack heavily strapped on his thigh after the 2-2 draw with Everton.

The French defender largely impressed but there were concerns when he was replaced by Trevoh Chalobah late on in the game.

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The former Leicester defender has only just earned his first senior French national team call up and has been impressing heavily lately.

An injury to him will be a blow to his club and country but manager Graham Potter confirmed he was feeling his hamstring and he thought the best thing was to take him off.

He told reporters: “I’m not sure yet. He was fatiguing at the end. He went down and thought it was cramp; let’s hope it is. We haven’t assessed it yet fully”

The injury will be monitored by the French national team as he was due to link up with his international teammates for games against the Netherlands and the Republic of Ireland later this month.

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Chelsea though will be disappointed after a really good performance did not yield all three points. Potter who was hoping to wrap-up a very encouraging month admitted the feeling was not great after they conceded late against Everton.

He added: “ We’re really disappointed because we dropped two points at home. We really wanted to win.

“There were positive things in the performance but ultimately we’ve not defended well enough. That’s the disappointing thing for us.”

Midfielder N’Golo Kante who has not kicked a ball since October was back on the bench even though there wasn’t time to give him his first minutes of the year, the thinking is that the club will now look to ease him in after the international break.

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