Alexis Sanchez is racing against time to regain full match fitness ahead of the Derby. Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker picked up a muscle injury during the International break.
The striker will go under multiple tests at Inter’s facility. Inter is optimistic that it will not prove to be anything too significant.
This is what Conte had to say during his pre-match conference:
“He came back yesterday with muscle fatigue. We’ll evaluate him today during training and we’ll obviously have to be careful. There’s a cycle of seven games with fixtures every three days, so we will make our evaluations with the player and then we’ll judge the level of risk. If he says he’s ready because of how he feels physically, then we’ll listen to him”.
It would be a major blow for the Nerazzurri if Sanchez misses out as he has rapidly established himself as a key member of Antonio Conte’s squad.