However, he couldn’t celebrate the goal in the same way as he scored it, after landing awkwardly and was immediately stretchered off. After having spent so much time on loan at Wreder Bremen, it was expected that De Bruyne will finally make an impact at Stamford Bridge this season and goals like this could certainly help the Belgian to land a regular spot at Chelsea’s first team and give Lukaku a stiff competition.
Talking to the press after the match, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said that he is hopeful that the kid can make it to the start of the season. Quoted by BBC,
“When he was on the floor and asking for a change, we thought the worst,” said Mourinho.
“But the first assessment by the doctor was that it was not the ligaments for sure, and if it is something in the meniscus then it has to be a very small injury.
“So we believe it is not an important injury and hopefully it isn’t because the kid is a fantastic player. He’s showing to me in training that he is going to be a key man on the pitch.”
Watch his goal here: