‘This Is Not Good’ ‘Everyone Is Getting Injured’ – Chelsea Fans Frustrated By Triple Injury Blow

‘This Is Not Good’ ‘Everyone Is Getting Injured’ – Chelsea Fans Frustrated By Triple Injury Blow

Chelsea trio Reece James, Carney Chukwuemeka and Armando Broja are all doubts for this weekend’s game against Arsenal, according to the Evening Standard.

James was expected to make his comeback on Saturday after spending just over 2 months on the sidelines with a hamstring injury. However, it appears he has picked up another issue in training which means he may miss the London derby. Chukwuemeka and Broja have also had minor setbacks and may not be in the squad to face the Gunners either. James’ absence, in particular, has been met by widespread concern among fans on X:

James’ injury record over the past 4 years is very concerning

Since the beginning of the 2019/20 season, when the fullback first made his breakthrough into the senior team, James has missed 472 days of action due to fitness problems.

One-third of his time as a first-team player has been spent on the treatment table, and he is still only 23 years of age.

Chelsea have a replacement

Malo Gusto is now back from his suspension, having missed the games against Brighton, Fulham and Burnley after his sending off versus Aston Villa.

The 20-year-old made his debut for France during the international break, playing the final 10 minutes against the Netherlands last week. Having been an unused substitute in the friendly versus Scotland, he should be fresh and raring to go for the Arsenal game.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.