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Chelsea injury crisis deepens with three more players sidelined for Burnley clash

Chelsea have three new players on the injury list, with Trevoh Chalobah, Carney Chukwuemeka, and Robert Sanchez picking up new concerns ahead of a return to club action following the international break. 

Chalobah has missed most of the season but returned to action against Manchester City last month. The 24-year-old has made four consecutive appearances for the Blues but has now suffered a setback.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino did not give much more information about the nature of his injury in his press conference ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash with Burnley.

Chukwuemeka is another on the injury list. He recently returned to action but pulled out of England’s Under-21 squad to return to Cobham. The former Aston Villa midfielder has had a stop-start season but will hope the latest setback is only minor.

Chukwuemeka will want to overcome these setbacks and become a crucial player for the West Londoners, especially in this run-in.

Chelsea goalkeeper Robert Sanchez has also been dealing with an injury that allowed Djordje Petrovic to usurp his place in the first team. The Spaniard recently returned to action but is back on the treatment table.

Sanchez joins other injured players like Levi Colwill, Wesley Fofana, Reece James, Christopher Nkunku, Lesley Ugochukwu, and Romeo Lavia, who is out for the rest of the season.

Also, Ben Chilwell may be unable to start this Saturday after two consecutive games for the England national team.

While Chelsea look to appoint a new head for the medical department, questions linger about the impact of constantly reshuffling the medical team under the Todd Boehly/Clearlake Consortium’s leadership. 

This ongoing uncertainty coincides with a string of injuries to key players, raising concerns about the department’s efficacy.

These setbacks point towards a potential issue within the medical department. The constant change in leadership under the new ownership group might be disrupting established protocols or hindering the implementation of effective treatment plans.

Also, Pochettino may need to adapt his training methods and style to prevent these setbacks. Chelsea need tighter spaces between the lines to avoid players constantly running to cover space. 

With a crucial run-in ahead and a growing list of injured players, Chelsea must find solutions to keep their players fit, and Pochettino needs answers from his medical department.

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