The extent of AC's injury crisis looks as if they could go into their game against Chelsea in midweek with only 14-15 senior players.
To make matters worse, Alexis Saelemaekers, Simon Kjaer and Davide Calabria were all brought off with injuries in the team's dramatic 3-1 win over Empoli yesterday, the latter stretchered off with a suspected hamstring strain.
It is thought that the two most likely to recover for the Chelsea match are Messias and Origi, while their squad depth is worsened for Wednesday with Ibrahimovic, Yacine Adli, Aster Vranckx, Malick Thiaw and Tiemoue Bakayoko all not included in the squad list for the Champions League due to the club's insufficient amount of Italian/homegrown players.
Chelsea will be looking at this as a great opportunity to take advantage of their opponents' injury-hit squad, with the Blues in serious need of a result after only picking up one point from their opening two group games against Dinamo Zagreb and RB Salzburg.
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