The 5 key injuries that are hampering Chelsea’s progress


After a frustrating defeat to Arsenal at Stamford Bridge many people are questioning the current Chelsea side. One journalist even had the cheek to tell Graham Potter that it looked as though the players didn’t know what they were supposed to be doing.

Chelsea are clearly a club in transition and Arteta has had time to put his well-polished side together. However the Blues progress is clearly being hampered by injuries to key players at a time of year when fixtures come thick and fast.

This is not to find excuses but when you look at the players sidelined currently, its clear that Potter has his work cut out:

  • Chilwell
  • Kovacic
  • Fofana
  • James
  • Kante

The good news is that the World Cup is around the corner and will give these injured players time to recover. A period which wouldn’t exist in any regular season.

Lets hope to see them back fit by the time the World Cup is done and dusted in Qatar.