Levi Colwill drops huge Cole Palmer injury hint in two-word Chelsea message before Arsenal clash

Mauricio Pochettino will need Levi Colwill and Cole Palmer to be at their very best if Chelsea want to defeat Arsenal on Saturday

Levi Colwill and Cole Palmer returned to Cobham training ground together on Wednesday morning as the Chelsea duo begin preparations for the Arsenal clash this weekend. The Blues will welcome Mikel Arteta’s side to Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon in what is poised to be a fiery London derby.

Colwill spent the international break with England after Gareth Southgate handed him his first senior call-up. The 20-year-old defender, who has quickly become a key player for Chelsea this season, made his debut for the Three Lions in a 1-0 win over Australia on Friday night.

Despite his impressive performance under the lights at Wembley, Colwill was an unused substitute in a crucial European qualifier against Italy. As for Palmer, night, he picked up a knock during the first-half of the England Under-21s’ 9-1 win over Serbia.

The former Manchester City midfielder received some medical treatment at half-time, but he was replaced by Tino Livramento just moments into the second half. It was later revealed that he only suffered a dead leg and would return to Cobham to begin his recovery.

“I think Cole would be fine, but we don’t take any chances with any of the players,” said Lee Carsley, the England Under-21s manager. “If there is a slight doubt that they’re going to miss a game at the weekend, we get them back to the clubs as quickly as we can.

“We could’ve kept Cole here another day and see how it was, but we didn’t think it was right. Everyone else is fine, a few colds and sniffles.”

With the international break now over, Colwill and Palmer checked-in at Cobham together as they turn their attention to Chelsea’s clash against Arsenal. Taking to Instagram to mark the Premier League’s return, the Cobham graduate reposted a video on his story with the caption: “We back [happy face emoji].”

Despite picking up a minor knock last week, Palmer appeared to be walking perfectly fine with no sign of an injury in the clip. The youngster has impressed since he swapped the Etihad Stadium for Stamford Bridge, also becoming a key player in the Blues’ starting lineup.

“Cole Palmer is a good link player and links with all his teammates,” said Pochettino. “We are giving him a starting position on the right to play in between the lines because he is ready to be unpredictable. Football is a game where you need to be unpredictable and he has the capacity to do this.”

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