Mauricio Pochettino provides injury update on Ben Chilwell and five other Chelsea stars ahead of Burnley trip
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 07, 2023 - 12:31AM
Ben Chilwell is set for a long spell on the sidelines with a hamstring problem (Picture: AP)

head coach has provided an injury update on Ben Chilwell and five other stars ahead of Saturday’s trip to Burnley.

international Chilwell , according to reports.

The 26-year-old left-back picked up the injury in the Carabao Cup win over Brighton and missed Chelsea’s west London derby victory against Fulham.

Pochettino has now responded to reports that Chilwell will miss at least the next eight weeks by insisting that there is still no timescale on his potential return.

‘It is difficult, I am not a doctor,’ the Argentine said on Friday. ‘It is about judging day-by-day, we cannot say the period he will be out.’

There was more of a positive update on right-back Reece James,.

‘He was training with the group,’ Pochettino added. ‘It is a shame he is banned for tomorrow but we are really happy with the way he is recovering.

Reece James misses Chelsea’s trip to Burnley after being given a one-game ban (Picture: Getty)

‘We hope that after the international break he will be available… sorry, sorry, he is available, but suspended.’

Pochettino also provides updates on Moises Caicedo, Mykhailo Mudryk, Carney Chukwuemeka and Romeo Lavia.

‘[Caicdeo and Mudryk are] both in the squad, we will decide later whether they have a chance for the start,’ Pochettino said.

‘[Chukwuemeka] was close to joining us last week.

‘This week he has trained well, I still have not decided, I need to check with the medical staff as I’m straight from the training pitch and 30 minutes late to the press conference, I am sorry for that.

‘[Lavia] is still not running. After the international break he is not going to be ready.’

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