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Good News For Chelsea; Azplicueta has regained Consciousness and he is now talking

Good News For Chelsea; Chelsea Captain Azplicueta has regained Consciousness and he is now talking.

It was a very messy tackle on the Chelsea captain yesterday during the Southampton loss that actually caused him to pass out.

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The event happened in the heat of the game and he was substituted and just now we are learning he is in good condition and talking.

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Chelsea manager Graham Potter says captain Cesar Azpilicueta is “conscious” and “speaking” in hospital after suffering a head injury during Saturday’s home defeat by Southampton.

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Azpilicueta lay motionless on the pitch after being struck in the face by Sekou Mara as the Saints substitute attempted an overhead kick.

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Mara looked shaken as players from both teams and medical staff rushed to the 33-year-old defender’s aid at Stamford Bridge.

Azpilicueta received oxygen treatment for several minutes before being stretchered off, though he was conscious as he left the field.

“It was a bad moment for us,” Potter said. “He’s conscious in hospital and he’s been speaking to his wife.

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“We’re monitoring him and making sure he’s OK.

“I think he was unconscious at one point, so it was worrying for everyone. It was accidental but still it was a kick in the face. You can see how bad it was.”

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