Chelsea’s Mykhailo Mudryk has joined the growing list of injured players at the club, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino. Mudryk sustained an injury during training, making him the ninth player to be sidelined. The specific nature of his injury has not been disclosed.
Chelsea has already faced several injury setbacks this season, including captain Reece James, who suffered a hamstring injury on the opening day, and Christopher Nkunku, who required knee surgery.
Pochettino confirmed that Mudryk will not be available for the upcoming game against Luton Town and stated that the club hopes to help him reach his full potential once he recovers. However, the manager reassured that the injury is not a major concern and expects Mudryk to return within a week or a few days.
Another player, Carney Chukwuemeka, also suffered an injury during the recent defeat against West Ham. He underwent knee surgery, but the recovery time is expected to be shorter than initially anticipated.
Pochettino acknowledged the unfortunate string of injuries and attributed most of them to bad luck. He mentioned Wesley Fofana, Armando Broja, and Benoit Badiashile as other players on the injury list.
The manager emphasized that some injuries are beyond their control and not related to training or methodology. He described the situation as a combination of bad luck and unfortunate circumstances.
Given the high number of injuries, Pochettino discussed the possibility of bringing in new signings. He expressed the need for at least one goalkeeper and mentioned the potential addition of an offensive player. However, he emphasized that any new signings should not hinder the development of the club’s young talents.
In more positive news, Moises Caicedo, Chelsea’s British record signing, could make his first start for the club. However, Romeo Lavia, another midfielder recently signed from Southampton, may need more time before being involved with the team.
Overall, the injuries have presented challenges for Chelsea, but Pochettino remains positive and focused on finding solutions.
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