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Roy Hodgson was upset that Erik Nevland was forced off before the break at Chelsea yesterday – but hopes that the Norway international will be fit to face Aston Villa next weekend.

Nevland, who followed up his goal against Stoke last week with Fulham’s equaliser at Stamford Bridge, was impressive up front again and looked visibly upset as he limped off after around half an hour.

Hodgson said:

Erik has a dead leg after colliding with John Terry, it was inadvertent and he had to come off. Having waited so long for his chance, it was disappointing for him but I don’t think it’s long term.