Mauricio Pochettino is groaning at the helm of Chelsea. He can’t seem to find a way out of the ‘injury bug’.
The Sun reported on Nov. 11 that Romeo Rabia, 19, who joined Chelsea from Southampton last month, is expected to be out for at least six weeks with an injury. Rabia injured his ankle in training and underwent a scan on Aug. 8.
Chelsea have not yet confirmed the extent of the injury to Rabia. An official statement is expected this week. However, local media reports suggest that a six-week absence seems inevitable.
Belgium international Rabia is a Man City product. He joined Chelsea last month from Southampton, who bought him for a whopping £58 million, including options.
Rabia made 29 appearances in the English Premier League (EPL) last season, scoring one goal. His contract with Chelsea runs for seven years.
Liverpool were also interested in Rabia, but Chelsea ultimately landed him. He hasn’t played a single game for Chelsea this season.
Pochettino is in tears. Chelsea is an ‘injury ward’. Kani Chukwuemeka underwent surgery on a knee injury.
Captain Leicester James has a hamstring injury and new signing Christopher Nkunku will have to wait until Christmas with a knee injury. Wesley Fofana is out long term with anterior cruciate ligament surgery.
Owner Todd Boeli has been investing 토토 astronomical amounts of money since taking over Chelsea. However, Chelsea finished in 12th place last season.
It was a terrible season, and things aren’t getting better. Pochettino, a former Tottenham boss, has taken over, but the Blues are still in 12th place in the EPL this season with one win, one draw, and two losses.
With Rabia’s departure, Pochettino will have to settle for a midfield of Moises Caicedo and Lesley Ugochukwu, along with Connor Gallagher, who Spurs have been eyeing.