Chelsea’s performance this season may be worse than last season.
Chelsea drew 0-0 without scoring in an away match against Bournemouth in the 5th round of the English Premier League (EPL) on the 17th. Chelsea, who had 1 win, 2 draws, 2 losses and only 5 points in 5 league games, plummeted to 14. Chelsea’s bigger problem is that many key players are still far from returning.
Chelsea has many key players injured. Among strikers, Christopher Nkunku’s injury is the most critical. He was brought in from Leipzig with a buyout to revive his poor offensive performance last season, and showed quite well in the pre-season, but collapsed in the pre-season game against Dortmund and suffered a meniscus injury, which is fatal for a football player. Chelsea said Nkunku’s recovery was still in the ‘early stages’.
As of now, a return after December seems most likely, but considering his busy schedule, it may be postponed to January.
Armando Broya is also recovering from a cruciate ligament tear last season. He missed all of last season due to an cruciate ligament injury and is scheduled to return on September 24th. Next is the injury to the defensive line. Recently, in the first round match against Liverpool, Reece James was replaced after suffering a hamstring. Coach Pochettino said he ordered a replacement 카지노as a precaution, but he ended up not playing for a month.
There were hopes James would return after the first international break, but Pochettino has now postponed the move until after the next break in October.
Pochettino said last week: “James is recovering well. I don’t know if he is close or not because we evaluate him every day, but he is starting to do things on the pitch with the ball. He is doing really well. He wants to play for the team. “I hope that a decision will be made quickly so that I can play before the next break,” he said.
Next, Chalobah, Badiasil and Fofana were also injured. Chalobah and Badiasil are scheduled to return in early September due to minor thigh injuries, but the problem is Wesley Fofana. Fofana suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, which means he will miss the entire season. This injury is fatal for Fofanagi, who missed several games last season due to injury. Since the player was brought in for 80 million pounds (approximately 133.4 billion won), this injury changed the public opinion of Chelsea fans.
Romeo Rabia, who was recently recruited by Chelsea, will not be able to play for the time being. He suffered a setback during the international break and may have to spend another month watching from the sidelines while he waits for his debut.
Pochettino said: “It’s really disappointing because he was training really well during the international break last week. He sprained his ankle and is waiting for the doctor’s results on Monday. “Hopefully it’s not a big deal, but he hasn’t been able to train with the team for the past week. “We don’t know [when he will return] because we have to evaluate him. He sprained his ankle, so he needs a diagnosis now. We don’t know when he will recover.”
Additionally, Kani Chukwuemeka, who underwent surgery after injuring his knee in the second round match against West Ham, will not be able to play until at least October.
Chelsea suffered from injuries last season as well. Due to a series of injuries to key players, their ranking went down and they ended up having their worst season as they were unable to participate in European competitions. In particular, key players such as Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount, and Fofana continued to suffer injuries, and the medical staff that was once a hot hit is no longer available.
Chelsea are currently recruiting players to fill in for injured players. Axel Disasi was brought in due to Fofana’s injury, and Marlo Gusto was brought in due to Reece James’ numerous injuries. If Chelsea’s number of injured players continues to increase this season, competition for Champions League tickets will become difficult.