Injury Ward’ Chelsea is in good shape.
Chelsea will play the 7th round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) season against Fulham at Craven Cottage in London, England at 4 a.m. on the 3rd (Korean time). Chelsea is 15th with 1 win, 2 draws, and 3 losses (5 points), and Fulham is 12th with 2 wins, 2 draws, and 2 losses (8 points).
Chelsea, under coach Mauricio Pochettino, is having a sluggish start to the season. Excluding the opening match against Liverpool, the team only managed one win despite playing against teams that were one or two levels below them. The victory was against the ‘promoted team’ Luton Town, and Luton is currently in 17th place.
There are many problems that can be cited, but the most common example is player withdrawal due to injury. According to ‘Premier Injury’, which reports on PL injuries, there are about 10 people on the injured list. The reality is that it is difficult to operate a normal squad.메이저사이트
In this situation, bad news struck. Chelsea vice-captain Chilwell suffered a hamstring injury in the third round of the English Football League Cup against Brighton. In the extra time of the second half, Chilwell fell to the ground while sprinting and competing with an opponent. He could no longer play and went into the locker room.
After the game, coach Pochettino was asked if Chilwell was injured and replied, “Yes. We’ll have to do the test tomorrow to find out, but I think he has a hamstring problem.” There were concerns about Chilwell as he had suffered frequent hamstring injuries since joining Chelsea.
As a result of the update, the condition was not good. According to The Athletic on the 2nd, Pochettino said: “I think it’s bad news. The doctor said something bad to me. It looks like a serious injury and we will evaluate it over the next few days. Then we can confirm how long Chilwell will be out. He explained, “The news about Chilwell is really sad. It is difficult to say right now how long he will be out. The doctor will let us know and we will communicate with the club.”
According to the soccer statistics media ‘Transfermarkt’, Chilwell suffered hamstring injuries twice in the 2022-23 season. He missed 89 days on one occasion and 28 days on another. As coach Pochettino referred to it as a ‘serious injury’, he is expected to be out for a considerable period of time this time as well.