Jose Bosingwa Injury: Chelsea Defender Injures Hamstring, Comes Off

Jose Bosingwa, normally a right back, started at left back against Napoli as a precautionary measure. The Chelsea defender has been in as a replacement for Ashley Cole, who is just coming back from an injury. Cole recovered enough to make the 18-man squad for Chelsea's UEFA Champions League game against Napoli, but was kept out of the team. Just 10 minutes into the game, Andre Villas-Boas has been forced into a change.

Bosingwa pulled up lame on a run, clutching his hamstring, and instantly asked for a substitution. This means that Cole, 90 minutes fit or not, had to get up off the bench much earlier than expected and come into the match. Chelsea now have a natural left back and a more experienced player in the game, but one that may or may not be fit enough to bring his best for the entire match.

For more on the Blues, head over to Chelsea FC blog We Ain't Got No History.

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