Chelsea injury news: Mauricio Pochettino fears the worst for £58m signing

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In today’s Chelsea injury news – Mauricio Pochettino is fearing the worst for his £58m signing, an update on Armando Broja & more.

Mauricio Pochettino is struggling to get a grip on this Chelsea team, who have started the season poorly. However, an away trip to Bournemouth on Sunday is a good opportunity for the Argentine to select a good lineup and come away with three points. Let’s see if the injury updates will help him to do that…

Chelsea injury news – Romeo Lavia could be out for six weeks

According to The Mirror, Chelsea’s latest midfield signing Romeo Lavia could be out of action for up to six weeks after he suffered an ankle injury in training. The Belgian midfielder was signed from Southampton for a notable fee of £58m.

While he’s yet to make his Chelsea debut, fans were calling for him to start over Conor Gallagher. It doesn’t look like this will be a possibility for Pochettino now, as Lavia’s development at Stamford Bridge is pushed further back.

Chelsea injury news – Armando Broja close to return

There is good news for Chelsea fans, though.

According to pundit Nizaar Kinsella, the striker Armando Broja is close to making his comeback. He said on the London is Blue podcast that despite his injury being ACL, which is subject to closer treatment, Chelsea see Broja as close to match fitness and if anything, he looks better than ever before. Given Pochettino’s striker crisis, this will be a big boost to the team.

Chelsea injury news – Badiashile expected to play for U21

Kinsella also stated that Badiashile, who has suffered a lengthy injury alongside Broja, is expected to return to the U21 squad, in preparation to play under Mauricio Pochettino. This is good news for Chelsea fans, since the aim is for Badiashile to partner Levi Colwill.

What do you make of today’s Chelsea injury news?