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Chelsea pair join long injury list ahead of Premier League clash with Everton

Chelsea have struggled with injuries this season, and there seems to be no letting up with Enzo Fernandez and Axel Disasi joining their teammates on the treatment table.

The Blues also announced that Raheem Sterling is dealing with an illness and will likely miss their upcoming match against Everton on Monday.

Fernandez and Disasi had started the disappointing 2-2 draw with Sheffield United last weekend with Sterling on the bench as Chelsea drew against relegation contenders for the second week in a row. 

Chelsea can go three for three against relegation strugglers on Monday when they face a spirited Everton side reeling from another two-point reduction that further entrenches them in the relegation battle.

The Blues might be unbeaten in 28 home games against Everton at Stamford Bridge, but this match looks primed for Chelsea to drop more points.

Fernandez will leave a gaping creative hole in midfield, where he usually operates, and Disasi is also a big miss despite his comically average performances. 

Sterling has been out of sorts for some time and has found his position usurped by a not-much-better Mykhailo Mudryk. Hopefully, the time off will allow him to recuperate and recover some form. 

However, there is good news. Vice-captain Ben Chilwell is back in partial training after missing the last three games following his return from international duty.

Malo Gusto is also not on the injury list after surprisingly missing the Sheffield United game.

Robert Sanchez, Levi Colwill, Wesley Fofana, Reece James, Romeo Lavia, Christopher Nkunku, and Lesley Ugochukwu remain sidelined. 

Manager Mauricio Pochettino will be pining for a win to keep the team within touching distance of European competition after missing two glorious chances to break into seventh position.

The Blues are currently ninth on the log and will need to improve their current form if they want to clinch European football.

Or they could take their chances with the FA Cup route. After the Everton game, Chelsea travel to the Etihad to face Manchester City in the semi-finals of the FA Cup (April 20). 

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