Why Chelsea’s eleven injured players are a result of pressure Mauricio Pochettino looks for clarification.

Many people are curious about Chelsea’s injury issues, which go back before Mauricio Pochettino took over at Stamford Bridge.

 

Chelsea has experienced a string of high-profile player injuries since the end of 2021, which has hampered former managers Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter.

 

Chelsea’s injury curse has persisted under Pochettino’s leadership at Stamford Bridge. It started in preseason when new signing Christopher Nkunku suffered a knee injury that kept him out of action for several months.

 

There were eleven players on Chelsea’s injury list before their 1-0 loss to Middlesbrough in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday night.

Benoit Badiashile: preparing for the reconditioning phase with full team training.

Ben Chilwell is fully training with the team for the reconditioning phase.

Carney Chukwuemeka is fully training as a team for the phase of reconditioning.

Christopher Nkunku is being evaluated by a physician.

Trevoh Chalobah is still pursuing his rehabilitation regimen.

Marc Cucurella is still pursuing his recuperation regimen.

Wesley Fofana is still completing his rehabilitation regimen.

Reece James is still completing his rehabilitation regimen.

Romeo Lavia is still pursuing his rehabilitation regimen.

Robert Sanchez is still completing his rehabilitation regimen.

Lesley Ugochukwu is still pursuing his rehabilitation regimen.

Armando Broja and Mykhailo Mudryk were the only experienced outfield players on Chelsea’s eight-man, out of a possible nine, bench against Boro.

 

Chelsea had few options, as demonstrated by their inability to respond to Hayden Hackney’s opening goal at Riverside Stadium.

 

According to Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph, Pochettino’s job is safe for the time being as long as European qualification is still possible. However, the Argentine manager is facing mounting pressure from fans, many of whom traveled to Middlesbrough to express their displeasure with jeers at the full-time whistle.

 

After the game, the Chelsea head coach was questioned about the team’s high injury rate. He answered, “What a challenging question. What a challenging response. Unfortunately, some injuries are beyond your control. It has nothing to do with capacity, training, or quality across the board. That is the profile at times. It’s difficult to respond because I believe there are too many injuries occurring.

 

“Since it’s an easy way to justify, I don’t want to say bad luck. But to be really honest, it’s just too bad; Nkunku, Fofana, Lavia, and Reece James are just too many. This is the scenario when ten or twelve players are out. challenging when not every member of the squad is well enough to work.

“It is always about striking the correct balance within the team every single week or every single game. Although I dislike being a victim, it’s true that things are very difficult.

 

“We will have a positive attitude. The first ninety minutes are over. We are down 1-0 and have 90 minutes remaining in the second leg at Stamford Bridge, so we must remain optimistic.

 

 

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