Chelsea are going through an damage disaster in defence forward of Sunday’s match with Premier League title rivals Liverpool at Stamford Bridge
The Blues had been already with out a number of key figures for Wednesday’s go to of Brighton – with Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz once more not a part of the squad – and sustained additional accidents throughout the match.
Right here, the PA information company takes a have a look at the defenders who might miss the conflict with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
The England worldwide suffered a knee damage in final month’s win over Juventus which Chelsea initially hoped may very well be handled with out surgical procedure however on Tuesday it was confirmed Chilwell will want an operation to restore his broken anterior cruciate ligament. It’s more likely to sideline the defender for the rest of the season and leaves Thomas Tuchel with a giant void to fill at left wing-back.
After muscle issues impacted his 2020-21 marketing campaign, Silva had managed to remain match till he was pressured off throughout Boxing Day’s victory over Aston Villa. The Brazilian’s withdrawal was put all the way down to a hamstring damage which is unlikely to clear up earlier than Liverpool journey to the capital this weekend and even when it does, can his supervisor threat the veteran centre-back with so many different absentees?
The Chelsea academy graduate has been an integral a part of the success Tuchel’s facet have loved within the final 12 months but in addition sustained what gave the impression to be a hamstring subject in opposition to Brighton. James who has discovered the online on 5 events this season, had to get replaced within the twenty seventh minute and is definitely a doubt for Sunday’s match at Stamford Bridge.
Christensen was the primary Blues defender to battle on Wednesday and had been primed to return off early with a again drawback however was capable of initially stick with it. Finally the Danish defender couldn’t proceed and was taken off at half-time to offer one other headache for his supervisor earlier than Liverpool go to.