Chelsea squad news: Injuries, suspended series against Aston Villa

Chelsea squad news: Injuries, suspended series against Aston Villa

Sports Mole will cover all the latest injury and suspension news for Chelsea in their FA Cup fourth-round tie with Aston Villa on Friday.

Having punched their ticket to the EFL Cup final, Chelsea look for another knockout success when Aston Villa Go to Stamford Bridge on Friday FA Cup the fourth race.

Mauricio PochettinoThe men overturned a 1-0 deficit against Middlesbrough on Tuesday evening, beating Michael Carrick’s side 6-1 to reach the EFL Cup final.

The Blues progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup thanks to a huge win over the Championship club, dispatching Preston North End with a 4-0 victory earlier this month.

Here, Sports Mole have covered the latest news on Chelsea’s injuries and suspensions ahead of their clash with Villa, who coincidentally edged Boro 1-0 in the FA Cup third round.


Chelsea squad news: Injuries, suspended series against Aston Villa© Reuters

Condition: Getting out
Type of injury: Hip
Return date: January 31 (vs. Liverpool)

The unfortunate Christopher Nkunku picked up a hip problem shortly after recovering from his major knee problem, and while his latest concern isn’t getting worse, he won’t be part of the fourth season.


Chelsea defender Wesley Fofana after suffering a knee injury against AC Milan on October 5, 2022.© Reuters

Condition: Getting out
Type of injury: Knee
Return date: Unknown

Wesley Fofana – another Frenchman struggling with recent concerns – is still on the road to recovery from summer knee surgery and is unlikely to feature before next season.


Trevoh Chalobah will play for Chelsea in July 2023© Reuters

Condition: Getting out
Type of injury: Ntada
Return date: Unknown

At the beginning of this month, Trevoh Chalobah said that he had “recovered” after spending several months in hospital with a thigh problem, but he is still not considered for selection, possibly due to the strategic reasons that are talking about the exit of January.


Chelsea's Lesley Ugochukwu in action with Bournemouth's Ryan Christie and Philip Billing on September 17, 2023© Reuters

Condition: Getting out
Type of injury: Hamstring
Return date: Unknown

Lesley Ugochukwu’s Christmas was marred by a hamstring problem sustained in the defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers, and it is unclear when the young midfielder will return to Pochettino.


Chelsea's Reece James leaves the field after being shown a red card by Simon Hooper on November 25, 2023.© Reuters

Condition: Getting out
Type of injury: Hamstring
Return date: March 30 (vs. Burnley)

One of the regulars in Chelsea’s dressing room, Reece James has a long road ahead of him in his recovery from a hamstring problem and won’t be back until the end of March in the best of circumstances.


Chelsea's Djordje Petrovic replaces Robert Sanchez on December 10, 2023.© Reuters

Condition: Getting out
Type of injury: Knee
Return date: January 31 (vs. Liverpool)

Robert Sanchez is making steady progress in his recovery from the knee injury he suffered against Everton in December, but the former Brighton & Hove Albion man is not yet ready to return to the first team.


Chelsea's Marc Cucurella is shown a yellow card by Simon Hooper on November 25, 2023.© Reuters

Condition: Getting out
Type of injury: Ankle
Return date: March 2 (vs. Brentford)

Marc Cucurella was also a victim for Everton, with a painful sprained ankle, and the left-back will be out for the rest of January and February on the treatment table.


Romeo Lavia is working for Chelsea on December 27, 2023© Reuters

Condition: Getting out
Type of injury: Ntada
Return date: Unknown

After struggling with an ankle problem, Chelsea new boy Romeo Lavia has returned to hospital with a problem in his quadriceps, and there is no timetable for the Belgian’s recovery.


Chelsea defender Malo Gusto released by Aston Villa on September 24, 2023.© Reuters

Condition: Great doubt
Type of injury: Unknown
Return date: January 26 (vs. Villa)

In his pre-match press conference, Pochettino revealed that Malo Gusto will miss the clash with Boro due to an undisclosed injury picked up against Fulham on January 13, and it remains to be seen if the Frenchman will be given the thumbs up to return. on Friday.


Chelsea's Nicolas Jackson celebrates scoring their second goal on November 6, 2023© Reuters

Condition: Getting out
Reason for missing: An international project
Return date: Unknown

Nicolas Jackson’s Senegal recently led their African Cup of Nations group to three wins from a possible three, meaning the player will not be on Chelsea’s selection list as long as his country is in contention.


CHELSEA SUSPENSION LIST

Chelsea have no players suspended for this match.

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