Chelsea injury latest: Six players set to miss Arsenal clash

Mauricio Pochettino will be without a number of Chelsea players when Arsenal visits due to injury, and the Blues have received discouraging news on Cole Palmer among other players.

On Saturday, the Premier League will continue with the Blues hosting the Gunners at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea entered the break in its domestic schedule after experiencing a strong run of form. However, a rush of injury worries may potentially derail Pochettino’s progress.

Chelsea remain 11th in the table ahead of playing joint-leaders Arsenal having won their last two games. Only Pochettino’s second and third victories since taking over in west London in May were the outcomes. He will now attempt to give the Blues their first victory over the Gunners since 2021.

Chelsea injury list ahead of hosting Arsenal

Prior to Chelsea’s match against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, Pochettino is also hoping for good news on the Blues’ injury situation. Here is their current injury condition in light of that.

Cole Palmer injury latest

Cole Palmer suffered an injury when playing for England’s U21s during the October international break, and Chelsea is keeping an eye on it. The Young Lions defeated Serbia 9-1 in a Euro qualifier, but the 21-year-old sustained a thigh injury. After 52 minutes, he left after claiming to have a dead leg.

Palmer was left off Lee Carsley’s team for the match against Ukraine because he didn’t want to take any chances. The manager also returned to Stamford Bridge the £40 million (later increased to £42.5 million) summer acquisition of the Blues from Manchester City. Carsley, though, does not think Palmer is seriously hurt.

According to Carsley through Goal, “I think Cole will be fine.” “However, we don’t gamble with any of the participants. We return them to the clubs as soon as we can if there is even the slightest chance that they won’t make it to a weekend game. Cole might have stayed here for another day.

Expected return: Arsenal (October 21)

Nicolas Jackson injury latest

During the international break, Pochettino welcomed Nicolas Jackson back into the Chelsea lineup against Burnley only to learn of an injury. Due to his ban, the 22-year-old was unable to see the Blues defeat Fulham. But after that, he left the Senegal side to get surgery.

After wearing a splint for his last two appearances for Chelsea, Jackson needed a minor procedure on his wrist. Before facing Brighton & Hove Albion in the Carabao Cup, the striker first complained of wrist pain. However, according to, he is unlikely to miss any games.

Expected return: Arsenal (October 21)

Armando Broja injury latest

After confirming Armando Broja’s injury during the international break, Albanian manager Sylvinho sent some discouraging news to Chelsea. The 22-year-old had recently recovered from the knee injury he received in December when he quit his national team and returned to west London.

On his first start since last year, Broja added a goal to help Chelsea defeat Fulham 2-0. He must act quickly if he wants to miss any domestic games. However, having communicated with Albania about Broja’s injuries before he left their camp, the Blues are well aware of his predicament.

According to remarks from Sylvinho provided by Metro, “I have to deliver bad news to Broja.” “He barely spent two days with the group. He can’t make it and won’t be ready for tomorrow, according to our and Chelsea’s physicians.

Arsenal is scheduled to return on October 21.

Reece James injury latest

Prior to meeting Arsenal, Pochettino could hear some encouraging news about the injuries at Chelsea, as Reece James is getting closer to making a comeback. The newest captain of the Blues hasn’t played since the team’s season-opening loss to Liverpool due to a hamstring injury.

The 23-year-old developed the issue during practice following the 1-1 draw with the Reds. However, now claims that Chelsea are debating recalling James for the matchup with Arsenal. Although he has made significant progress in his recovery at Cobham, there are still some concerns about his fitness.

Arsenal is scheduled to return on October 21.

Mykhailo Mudryk injury latest

When Mykhailo Mudryk looked to suffer an injury while playing for Ukraine in October, worries increased at Chelsea. After a 2-0 victory over North Macedonia, the 22-year-old hobbled off the field. He was treated after falling in the 80th minute but eventually left the game eight minutes later.

Arsenal is scheduled to return on October 21.

Axel Disasi injury latest

Axel Disasi, a Chelsea player, tore a muscle in his left thigh during the international break. Within hours of being called up to the France team, the defender withdrew from the team. Pochettino must now deal with missing the 25-year-old for several weeks.

According to The Evening Standard, Disasi’s ailment would prevent him from attending at least the match between Chelsea and Arsenal. The seriousness of his injury is currently being evaluated by Blues officials. Pochettino will be severely hurt by any extended absence since he counted on the £38.5 million arrival from Monaco.

Brentford is scheduled to return on October 28.

Benoit Badiashile injury latest

Since taking over the Blues, Pochettino has failed to start Benoit Badiashile in a competitive game. The 22-year-old saw some obstacles in his recuperation after developing a hamstring issue during the preseason. But the Frenchman’s return to fitness is now anticipated.

According to The Evening Standard, Badiashile is just about ready to return from injury. After making progress at Cobham over the October international break, he will likely need a few weeks before making an appearance. However, it could be too soon for Arsenal to visit Stamford Bridge.

Brentford is scheduled to return on October 28.

Romeo Lavia injury latest

Romeo Lavia has been at Chelsea since August, when he was acquired from Southampton for £53 million, with an option to purchase for £58 million. The Belgian arrived with poor match readiness before injuring his ankle at Cobham in September during practice. He is currently improving his level of game fitness.

However, the Daily Mail delivers disappointing news for Chelsea, stating that Lavia’s injury won’t likely be healed until late November. The 19-year-old has made progress in his rehabilitation after sustaining ligament injury. He no longer requires a protective boot since he is performing modest rehab in the water.

Newcastle United is scheduled to return on November 25.

Ben Chilwell injury latest

Prior to playing Fulham in September, Pochettino declared Ben Chilwell to have a “bad injury.” In the last minutes of their Carabao Cup victory over Brighton & Hove Albion, the left defender had hamstring pain. He had also led the Blues against the Seagulls at home.

Pochettino’s concerns that Chilwell is unlikely to return until December were also corroborated by reports from The Telegraph. Additional examinations of the wound indicated serious damage, and a recovery might not even occur until the new year. Chilwell has to make development quickly in order to appear around Christmas.

James’ injury, according to Pochettino, “I think it’s bad news,” the Chelsea website said. According to what the doctor informed me, the damage appears to be severe. It happened in the waning seconds of the game, and the mechanism was poor. The news about Ben makes us very sad.

Manchester United is anticipated to return on December 6.

Christopher Nkunku injury latest

Christopher Nkunku was acquired by Chelsea from RB Leipzig for £53 million in June, although he hasn’t yet played for the Blues. The 25-year-old suffered a major knee injury during preseason and is still expected to miss a significant amount of time. He might not come back until late 2023 or early 2024, according to

Luton Town is scheduled to return on December 30.

Wesley Fofana injury latest

Since becoming Chelsea’s manager, Pochettino has gotten some discouraging news about injuries. The worst was perhaps Simon Phillips’ October claim that Wesley Fofana may miss the entire campaign. Since he needed surgery for his ACL injury, he hasn’t kicked a ball this semester.

Chelsea is ‘fearful’ Fofana had a season-ending injury over the summer. The 22-year-old would suffer a painful blow if she missed the full 2023–2024 academic year after missing so much of the previous one. After arriving for £75 million, he missed 15 Premier League games due to a knee injury.

Next season is anticipated.

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