Sarri confirms Chelsea star is a major doubt for Liverpool game

Chelsea are likely to be without German defender Antonio Rudiger for their midweek meeting with Liverpool.

Maurizio Sarri has confirmed that the player will be sidelined for a short period of time after being forced off with an injury against West Ham.

Rudiger was replaced just after the hour mark at the London Stadium and as reported by Football London, Sarri all-but ruled him out of the Carabao Cup meeting.

I want to speak with the doctor, but I think nothing serious. Maybe three or four days, no more.

The two sides meet at Anfield on Wednesday night, in what will be the first of two meetings between the sides this week.

Rudiger may not have started the game anyway, with Sarri likely to rotate his side, but the defender has been a mainstay in the Chelsea team this season.

The news gives an opportunity to the likes of Gary Cahill, who replaced Rudiger on Sunday, and Andreas Christensen to stake a claim in the side.

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