Chelsea have supplied an harm replace forward of their Premier League conflict towards Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday, February 12.
The Blues have had main harm points to a number of gamers all through the 2023-24 marketing campaign. Whereas many long-term injured gamers like Christopher Nkunku and Ben Chilwell have returned, they’re nonetheless with out some key gamers.
The membership’s official web site supplied an harm replace forward of the Palace conflict. Reece James, Wesley Fofana, Romeo Lavia, Lesley Ugochukwu, and Marc Cucurella are nonetheless out of competition for returning to the matchday squad.
In the meantime, goalkeeper Robert Sanchez has progressed in his restoration. He has resumed partial coaching with the primary group and may very well be again in motion quickly. Sanchez arrived at Chelsea from Brighton & Hove Albion final summer season and has saved 5 clear sheets in 19 video games throughout competitions this season.
Benoit Badiashile, who was subbed off of their FA Cup fourth-round win over Aston Villa in midweek, is present process medical evaluation. He had additionally suffered a hamstring harm firstly of the season however has made 12 appearances throughout competitions since.
Former Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas lauds Benoit Badiashile
Cesc Fabregas heaped reward on defender Benoit Badiashile following Chelsea’s FA Cup win over Aston Villa at Villa Park on February 8. Conor Gallagher (11′), Nicolas Jackson (21′) and Enzo Fernandez (54′) made it 3-0 for the Blues earlier than Moussa Diaby (90+1′) bought one again for Villa.
One of many standout performers for the guests was Badiashile, who gained 3/5 duels, accomplished 41/47 passes, and made eight clearances. After the sport, Fabregas lauded the west London facet’s squad, particularly Badiashile, saying (through The Boot Room):
“They’ve numerous high quality, Caicedo was a prime participant for Brighton, Fernandez was probably the greatest gamers on the World Cup, Sterling, nothing to be stated, Palmer is a prime expertise.
“I performed with Disasi and Badiashile, Badiashile is without doubt one of the finest ball-playing centre-backs in all of the younger gamers in Europe, there may be numerous high quality and numerous expertise.”
Chelsea signed Badiashile from AS Monaco in January 2023 for a reported charge of £33 million. He has since made 23 appearances throughout competitions for the membership and in addition registered two objectives and one help.
In the meantime, the Blues are eleventh within the Premier League desk however have reached the EFL Cup last and the FA Cup fifth spherical this season.