Pochettino reveals defender Ben Chilwell has ‘bad injury’

Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino has mentioned that defender Ben Chilwell suffered a “bad injury” in the course of the workforce’s Carabao Cup win towards Brighton on Wednesday.

The west London membership, who’ve gained simply as soon as within the Premier League to this point this season, secured a much-needed victory within the Carabao Cup, however the consequence got here at a price when Chilwell was compelled off with a hamstring damage in second-half stoppage time.

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“I think it is bad news, what the doctor told me is not a good thing. It looks a bad injury so we will assess in the next days and we will see the period he is going to be absent from the squad,” Pochettino mentioned in a information convention forward of Chelsea’s Premier League match towards Fulham on Monday.

“We are really sad about the news about Ben. The time[scale] is difficult to say now. The doctor will tell us and the club will communicate.”

Pochettino mentioned he’s extra optimistic relating to among the workforce’s different damage considerations.

Midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka has not performed since Aug. 20 with a knee damage, however returned to coaching this week.

“I hope that maybe Carney, and of course Noni [Madueke] also, after his issue when he came back from the national team, he’s getting ready.

“I hope that these two gamers will possibly be out there for choice on Monday.”

Chelsea have scored just five goals in the Premier League so far this season and have failed to score in their last three league games.

Nicolas Jackson scored the only goal of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup victory, but the forward, who also scored Chelsea’s last league goal back in August, is unavailable for the trip to Fulham because of suspension.

Pochettino said he is is still deciding on how best to set up his team to cope with Jackson’s absence.

“We have a couple of choices, to play with a striker and with out a striker. We must assess the entire squad after the sport, issues seem after 48 hours and we have to see how they’re and the way they get well from Wednesday,” he said.

“The most vital factor is to adapt, the squad must discover a option to carry out, that’s crucial.”

Chelsea are in 14th place within the desk with 5 factors, with Fulham three factors forward in eleventh.

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