Chelsea: Raheem Sterling joins huge list of injuries before Leicester
Chelsea could be without as many as seven first-team players against Leicester after Raheem Sterling became the latest doubt due to a hamstring problem.
The Lowdown: Injuries injuries…
The Blues turn their attentions back towards Premier League action today after an impressive Champions League win against Borussia Dortmund.
That victory came at a cost however, with reports suggesting Graham Potter could now be without Mason Mount, N’Golo Kante, Reece James and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, as well as long term absentees Thiago Silva and Armando Broja.
And it appears the manager has yet another worry before today’s kick-off…
The Latest: Potter sweating on Sterling
As reported by football.london, the boss has revealed Sterling has a hamstring problem and could be the seventh player to miss out.
The England international “had a little feeling in his hamstring” and is a doubt for Saturday’s 3pm kick-off.
The Verdict: Blow for Potter
The former Brighton boss’ future at SW6 looks safe for now, with a serious charge at European glory sure to buy him some time, but that does not mean he can afford to lose too much ground in the race for Europe domestically.
The Blues haven’t won away from home in the league since October, and having just found the back of the net in mid-week, a refreshed Sterling’s presence gives the manager a dangerous and pacy option up front.
It seems he will have to make do without the 28 year-old however, so perhaps we could finally see the best of Mykhailo Mudryk.