April 22, 2024

Chelsea’s latest injury and selection news before of their Premier League home game against Burnley following the international break.
Chelsea will face Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals, after defeating Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

After being defeated by Liverpool in the Carabao Cup, Mauricio Pochettino’s side will now aim for victory in the competition. Ben Chilwell returned to action against Leicester, replacing Marc Cucurella late in the second half, while Benoit Badiashile was designated as an unused substitute on the bench.

Enzo Fernandez, meanwhile, was out due to suspension but will return against Burnley following the international break. However, there are still a number of absentees for head coach Pochettino to deal with.

Chelsea’s players will have much-needed rest over the international break, as their next Premier League fixture is on Saturday, March 30 (3pm). With that said, football.london looks at the latest from the Blues’ treatment room.

Reece James

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Injury: Hamstring.

Predicted return date: April 2024.

What Pochettino has said: “We were talking, and he has begun his recovery, one day closer to rejoining the team. This is very optimistic, and we are all positive around him; we will help. It’s tough for a player who has had a complicated and difficult season. Now is the time to begin his recovery, and he only has one more day till he can rejoin the group. The most important thing is to begin to fix the situation and assist him get stronger.”

Wesley Fofana

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Injury: Knee.

Predicted return date: Next season.

What Pochettino has said: “Fofana maybe needs more time.”

Levi Colwill

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Injury: Toes.

Return date: TBC.

What Pochettino has said: N/A.

Romeo Lavia

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Injury: Thigh.

Return date: TBC.

What Pochettino has said: “He’s not training with the team. He’s still recovering.”

Lesley Ugochukwu

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Injury: Hamstring.

Return date: TBC.

What Pochettino has said: N/A.

Christopher Nkunku

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Injury: Hamstring.

Return date: TBC.

Pochettino stated: “I believe he had a hamstring injury, and we will see if he is available again in a few weeks. A little unlucky; bad luck due of another setback. It’s always difficult for a guy who didn’t play much during the season and returned from the Bundesliga with some issues. He played quite well in the preseason. This is a challenging season for him. It’s difficult to accept another setback and delay playing longer.”

 

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