Prior to their match against West Ham, the Blues still have a number of ιnjury problems in their lineup, but the cavalry is gradually making a comeback.
As 2023 progresses, Chelsea’s ιnjury list continues to appear to be in better shape thanks to Graham Potter’s decision to have three important first-team players return for the match against Fulham on Friday. Ben Chilwell and Raheem Sterling had notable cameo cameos off the bench, but Reece James was named to the starting lineup.
Christian Pulisic, who announced his impending return to competitive play on Instagram, and Wesley Fofana appear to be close behind. The return of the American international might be just what Mykhailo Mudryk needs, who is battling a “severe cold.”
The Blues’ next match is a London derby against West Ham, and they will be looking to improve on the three straight clean sheets they’ve achieved in their last three Premier League contests. In light of this, football.london has examined the most recent Stamford Bridge ιnjury information as Chelsea prepares to play the Hammers on Saturday.
At halftime of the Blues’ match against Fulham, Mudryk was taken off. The choice to replace the winger initially seemed tactical, but Potter subsequently insisted it wasn’t. Potter’s remarks: “We didn’t want to take a chance since he has had a severe cold for the past week and was just feeling heavy-legged at halftime. He’s still in the building-up phase of his minutes following the hiatus he took in Ukraιne. Thus, we made that choice.”
As he continues to recover from a knee ιnjury, Pulisic has given a two-word indication of when he will return to Chelsea. When the Blues and Manchester City squared off in the Premier League earlier last month, the 24-year-old was involved in a collision with John Stones that saw Stones come out on top.
The winger shared a photo of himself on social media from the moment he hobbled off the field against City. In his post’s caption, Pulisic merely said, “Back soon.” What Potter said: “There is absolutely no chance that he will go before the transfer window closes in January, and there was never any thought given to his departure in the first place. He has been gone for a few months.
He is disappointed, but he is confident that he will return sooner than two months. He is currently in the phase where he is crossing his fingers that his rehabilitation goes smoothly.
Date of anticipated return: March
Despite worries that Chalobah injured himself against Liverpool, he was selected for the team against Fulham. But he didn’t walk onto the stage.
Damage: a knock
West Ham (A) – February 11 is the anticipated comeback date.