Edouard Mendy, Reece James, N’Golo Kante and extra: Chelsea damage information and updates forward of essential Manchester Metropolis conflict 


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Chelsea are set to host Manchester Metropolis within the Premier League on Thursday, January 5.

Forward of the sport, let’s check out the quite a few damage points that supervisor Graham Potter is presently coping with in his squad (by way of Soccer.London).

Edouard Mendy

Edouard Mendy picked up a shoulder damage through the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The Senegalese shot-stopper wasn’t within the squad for Chelsea’s video games towards AFC Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest over the previous week. Nonetheless, he’s anticipated to return towards Manchester Metropolis.

Talking about Mendy’s damage, Potter stated:

“Mendy we’re not certain, we’ll need to see within the subsequent few days. He has an issue along with his bone [around his shoulder] that he picked up on the World Cup. He should still want a little bit of time.”

Reece James

Reece James missed the FIFA World Cup because of an damage. He returned to motion for Chelsea throughout their 2-0 win towards Bournemouth however needed to be subbed off with one other damage. The English right-back is predicted to return subsequent month.

Talking about James’ damage, Potter appeared involved, as he stated:

“It is the identical space [as the previous injury], so we’re involved. It is actually too quickly [to tell]. We’ll need to see over the subsequent 24-48 hours. He felt one thing there and we must discover out the extent of it and maintain our fingers crossed.”

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N’Golo Kante

N’Golo Kante has had a torrid season because of damage. He suffered a hamstring damage in Chelsea’s second recreation of the season and hasn’t returned since. The French midfielder had a setback in coaching as nicely and is now anticipated to return in February or March.

Talking about Kante, Potter stated:

”He’ll be [returning at the] finish of Feb [or the] begin of March. It’s a surgical procedure, so it’s a minimal interval of 4 months. My focus is to assist him get again match as quickly as doable.”

Wesley Fofana

Wesley Fofana additionally had a setback on his return from damage and is now anticipated to function later this month. The previous Leicester Metropolis defender is unlikely to be part of the squad towards Manchester Metropolis on Thursday.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is one other participant who is predicted to be again in motion quickly however is unlikely to function towards Manchester Metropolis.

Armando Broja is out for the season after choosing up an ACL damage, whereas Ben Chilwell may return to motion in February.

Chelsea face an enormous check up subsequent in Manchester Metropolis

Whereas it’s by no means straightforward to face Manchester Metropolis, Chelsea followers shall be much more anxious this time because of their underwhelming type this season.

The Blues are presently ninth within the Premier League desk and are available into the sport on the again of a 1-1 draw towards Nottingham Forest. They’re 11 factors behind second-placed Metropolis, who additionally performed out a 1-1 draw towards Everton of their earlier recreation.

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The 2 sides will by the way conflict twice this week when Pep Guardiola’s staff host Chelsea within the third spherical of the FA Cup on Sunday (January 8). They’ve already performed one another as soon as this season within the third spherical of the EFL Cup, with Manchester Metropolis successful that match 2-0 on the Etihad Stadium.

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