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Chelsea person caller wounded concerns astir midfielder Romeo Lavia pursuing Wednesday’s 2-1 triumph complete Crystal Palace, according to caput coach Mauricio Pochettino.
Lavia replaced Ian Maatsen successful nan 58th infinitesimal astatine Stamford Bridge to make his first Chelsea quality since joining nan nine from Southampton successful a woody worthy an first £53million positive £5m successful add-ons backmost successful August.
An ankle wounded suffered soon aft his presence had constricted his engagement successful nan first half of nan season, and aft nan Palace crippled Pochettino revealed nan Belgian requires further appraisal connected what is believed to beryllium a thigh problem.
“He feels something, immoderate issue,” Pochettino said of Lavia. “We request to cheque and dream it’s not (bad).
“I’m a small spot worried. If you were watching nan crippled you tin admit I was changing nan position pinch (Conor) Gallagher and Lavia astatine nan extremity because he was struggling to run.
“We will spot what is going on. Hopefully it is not a large rumor and he tin play pinch america again. (He’s an) important subordinate that will retrieve and it is going to beryllium a shame if we cannot usage him successful nan adjacent fewer games.”
Pochettino added that Mykhailo Mudryk would beryllium assessed aft suffering a sound anterior to being substituted successful nan 71st infinitesimal against Palace.
Chelsea are presently without 10 first-team players owed to injury, including midfielders Enzo Fernandez and Carney Chukwuemeka.
Pochettino confirmed that nary of those sidelined will beryllium disposable for Saturday’s travel to return connected Luton Town.
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