After a narrow 1-0 victory over Brighton Albion at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. The Blues will continue their Premier League fixtures, as Fulham vs Chelsea will take place on Monday.
The Seagulls and Roberto De Zerbi struggled in the Carabao Cup match. Mauricio Pochettino tactically destroyed them to get back to their winning ways.
Nicolas Jackson was the only goal-scorer on Wednesday. As a result, the West London club were able to score their first goal in the month of September.
Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino has received bad news ahead of Fulham vs Chelsea. And it’s most likely to affect the team’s performance on Monday.
Despite the fact that the Blues won over the Seagulls on Wednesday. They may struggle in the West London derby on Monday as regards their all-around stats in the Premier League.
In all fairness, this bad news will definitely make things worse for Mauricio Pochettino’s side. Regardless, they have enough reinforcements in the squad.
Ben Chilwell has joined the Blues injury list. The English left-back came off against Brighton Albion in the Carabao Cup fixture on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge.
As a result, the Englishman won’t be available for Fulham vs Chelsea on Monday. Frankly, his absence will seriously affect the team’s attack because of his versatility.
The West London club usually depends on their full-backs to set up their attack. Unfortunately, their first-choice full-backs, Ben Chilwell and Reece James, are currently injured.
Despite the fact that there are Marc Cucurella and Ian Maatsen, who can play as left-back. The Englishman’s injury is bad news for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Ben Chilwell sustained a hamstring injury against the Seagulls. Of course, that usually happens every campaign, which doesn’t in any way favor the West London club.
However, the player will reportedly have a scan of his injury today. Nevertheless, he’s most unlikely to be available for Fulham vs Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday.
Marc Cucurella started as a right-back against Brighton Albion on Wednesday. Surprisingly, he dazzled impressively throughout the 90 minutes.
Therefore, the Spanish left-back is most likely to play as a RB against Fulham. Which means Ian Maatsen or Levi Colwill would replace Ben Chilwell as a left-back on Monday.
Chelsea usually perform awfully in all competitions whenever they lose James and Chilwell to injuries. Which is why the left-back’s hamstring injury is bad news.