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Pochettino confirms: Wesley Fofana out for rest of the season

Mauricio Pochettino delivered a sobering blow to Chelsea fans as he confirmed that Wesley Fofana will be sidelined for the remainder of the season.

The French center-back, whose £70 million move from Leicester City in 2022 sparked high hopes, has been marred by persistent injuries since his arrival at Stamford Bridge.

“I don’t think we will see him back before the end of this season, unfortunately,” Pochettino said on Friday.

“You never know, of course. But it looks like this now.”

Fofana’s unfortunate streak continued as knee and ACL injuries limited his appearances to a mere 20 games for the Blues.

Despite showing glimpses of promise, setbacks have plagued his rehabilitation journey, leaving fans and management alike frustrated.

Earlier signs of progress in Fofana’s recovery offered a glimmer of hope, but a recent setback dashed any expectations of an imminent return.

Pochettino’s announcement solidifies the reality that Fofana’s presence will be sorely missed on the pitch for the remainder of the campaign.

With key players like Christopher Nkunku also grappling with injuries, Chelsea faces a challenging period ahead. The absence of Fofana adds to the defensive woes already exacerbated by a string of sidelined stars.

As the season progresses, the Blues must regroup and adapt without one of their defensive linchpins.

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