Three players from Chelsea and Manchester United fell to injuries on Saturday as both clubs record their first defeats in the Premier League this season.
For Chelsea, it was their young defender Reece James that was taken off midway through the first half of the match against Manchester City due to injury while Manchester United had their first-choice left-back Luke Shaw and captain Harry Maguire down with various degrees of injuries on Saturday
Now, the players, all England internationals look set to miss their World Cup qualifying matches during the October international break
Manchester United fell 1-0 to Aston Villa at Old Trafford while Manchester City finally had a bragging right over Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea side.
Shaw exited the action against Aston Villa in the first half with a knock while Maguire limped off with what appeared to be a calf issue just after the hour mark.
Manchester United and Chelsea’s next fixtures are in the Champions League games on Wednesday.
United were defeated in their first Champions League group game against Young Boys and now hope to bounce back against Villarreal at Old Trafford on September 29.
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