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Ten days out, he may need to wear a mask, should still be ready to play in the Community Shield game against Arsenal on August 6. This is the news regarding Pedro’s situation, after the hit he suffered by David Ospina in Chelsea’s friendly game against the Gunners on Saturday.
The injury is more serious than I wanted – I hoped it was only a concussion but I think with a mask and about 10 days work, he could come back to work with us
Antonio Conte told reporters after the Blues arrived in Singapore, where they are scheduled to face Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
It was the Italian manager’s opinion on the intention Ospina had going into the challenge though, that surprised many.
No, absolutely not. I was a player and I know the difference, he didn’t go to win the ball
the Chelsea boss said, when asked if the Arsenal goalkeeper injured Pedro by accident.
Conte talked about Kenedy as well, who ‘managed’ to turn Chinese fans against him, by posting two controversial comments and photos on his social media accounts.
He understands his mistake and he’s sorry
the Italian said, before expressing his excitement to have seen so many Chelsea fans in the Far East.
We had a fantastic atmosphere in China. We saw a lot of fans with our shirts and also those of Arsenal. It’s great that these countries, which are so far away from London, see their passion for the team