Chelsea’s Injury Woes Continue: 1 Player Returns, 2 More Sidelined Ahead of Next Fixture

Chelsea’s Injury Woes Continue: 1 Player Returns, 2 More Sidelined Ahead of Next Fixture

During his press conference at Cobham, Mauricio Pochettino provided some further information about some of the injuries that were listed—and some that weren’t—on the team’s injury report for this week.

Let us begin with some positive news. Cole Palmer will be ready to play this weekend after having missed the Tuesday night in Chelsea‘s 5-0 loss to Arsenal. Though the coach didn’t exactly give us the green light, he did say,

“We assume he is going to be available and part of the squad, yes,”

Now let’s talk about players who are on the verge of returning, where we saw that Reece James and Levi Colwill were in training based on yesterday’s photos, but they were likely to miss this week’s game:

Additions to the Chelsea Injury List:

Unfortunately, the injury concerns for Chelsea deepen with the addition of three more players to the casualty list. Raheem Sterling, Malo Gusto, and Carney Chukwuemeka have all been sidelined.

  • Raheem Sterling is grappling with lower back pain.
  • Carney Chukwuemeka experienced discomfort in his knee, possibly related to a previous issue.
  • Malo Gusto remains out of action, compounding the absence of Ben Chilwell.

Chukwuemeka’s setback is particularly disheartening, considering his potential role in the recent fixture and the broader implications for his development. The continued absence of Gusto also underscores the immediate impact on the first-team setup.

As Chelsea navigates through this injury crisis, fans anxiously await further updates on the sidelined players’ recovery timelines and the team’s ability to adapt in their absence.

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