Chukwuemeka and Chalobah suffer injury, Pochettino faces squad selection dilemma
Chelsea have suffered a double injury blow ahead of their highly anticipated London Derby clash with Arsenal this weekend at Stamford Bridge, leaving manager Mauricio Pochettino regretting his luck.
Chelsea has had a difficult season, with several important players, like Reece James and Christopher Nkunku, being injured for extended periods. Carney Chukwuemeka and Trevoh Chalobah are the latest victims to join the expanding injury list, both of whom face hurdles in their recuperation, extending their absence from the squad.
Chelsea admitted the bad news on their official website, leaving fans worried about the team’s depth and performance in upcoming matches.
Trevoh Chalobah, although not being a regular starter for Chelsea in the last year, is still a crucial squad player. Meanwhile, prior to his injury, Carney Chukwuemeka had been making a huge impact and was on the verge of securing himself in the starting XI.
Mauricio Pochettino, who took over as manager of Chelsea in the summer, has had a challenging start to his stint at Stamford Bridge. The absence of these two potential young players will surely have an impact on the squad’s general strength and his tactical options for the coming match against Arsenal.
With big games on the horizon, the Blues will be hoping to see these players recover and regain their competitive edge as they continue their campaign in both domestic and European tournaments.
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