In today’s Chelsea injury news – Mauricio Pochettino is fearing the worst for his £58m signing, an update on Armando Broja & more.
Mauricio Pochettino is struggling to get a grip on this Chelsea team, who have started the season poorly. However, an away trip to Bournemouth on Sunday is a good opportunity for the Argentine to select a good lineup and come away with three points. Let’s see if the injury updates will help him to do that…
Chelsea injury news – Romeo Lavia could be out for six weeks
According to The Mirror, Chelsea’s latest midfield signing Romeo Lavia could be out of action for up to six weeks after he suffered an ankle injury in training. The Belgian midfielder was signed from Southampton for a notable fee of £58m.
While he’s yet to make his Chelsea debut, fans were calling for him to start over Conor Gallagher. It doesn’t look like this will be a possibility for Pochettino now, as Lavia’s development at Stamford Bridge is pushed further back.
Chelsea injury news – Armando Broja close to return
There is good news for Chelsea fans, though.
🚨Armando Broja is extremely close to being back. Chelsea have been very cautious with him because it was an ACL injury. But he looks in great shape and people consider him to be back stronger than before. 💪 [@NizaarKinsella]
Full update 👉 https://t.co/v6uFx494FG pic.twitter.com/QbNsXLQnA7
— London Is Blue Podcast ⭐️⭐️ (@LondonBluePod) September 11, 2023
According to pundit Nizaar Kinsella, the striker Armando Broja is close to making his comeback. He said on the London is Blue podcast that despite his injury being ACL, which is subject to closer treatment, Chelsea see Broja as close to match fitness and if anything, he looks better than ever before. Given Pochettino’s striker crisis, this will be a big boost to the team.
Chelsea injury news – Badiashile expected to play for U21
Kinsella also stated that Badiashile, who has suffered a lengthy injury alongside Broja, is expected to return to the U21 squad, in preparation to play under Mauricio Pochettino. This is good news for Chelsea fans, since the aim is for Badiashile to partner Levi Colwill.
What do you make of today’s Chelsea injury news?