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Update on Chelsea Injuries: Sterling undergoes scan on hamstring as Mount & Pulisic sweat on injuries

Update on Chelsea Injuries: Sterling undergoes scan on hamstring as Mount & Pulisic sweat on injuries.

Chelsea yesterday suffered a record injury number the likes of which we are yet to see for the club and there has been some update on Sterling this evening.

Although after the match Potter confirmed that “He had a kick in training yesterday,”

Moving forward Potter said;

“When it rains it pours, as they say. Happy New Year!

“That’s our challenge. We haven’t functioned as well as a team as we can. Instability doesn’t help. Brighton is a process, it takes time. We are four months in, we lost players for six weeks.

Raheem Sterling is waiting to find out the extent of his hamstring sustained against former side Manchester City on Thursday night at Stamford Bridge.

Graham Potter’s injury problems grew on Thursday as three players were added to the growing list which have affected Chelsea since the beginning of the season.

Mason Mount was ruled out for the match, which ended in a 1-0 defeat for Chelsea, after picking up a knock in training ahead of the game.

“He had a kick in training yesterday,” confirmed Potter pre-match.

Potter frustrations were evident when he spoke to Sky Sports. He added: “When it rains it pours, as they say. Happy New Year!

“That’s our challenge. We haven’t functioned as well as a team as we can. Instability doesn’t help. Brighton is a process, it takes time. We are four months in, we lost players for six weeks.

“You need to be consistent with the shape, try to be consistent with the players. We’ve lost Reece James and Mason Mount from the starting XI. I don’t want to complain but that affects consistency.

“We got injuries to key players. We try and find a solution.

“How do you replace Reece James, N’Golo Kante, Wesley Fofana? These guys are key players. I don’t want to make excuses but we need stability and are working towards it.”

The Athletic have offered an update on the 28-year-old’s fitness status and confirmed he has had a scan on Friday after sustaining a hamstring strain.

On Pulisic Potter said; “Christian’s, he was running at full pelt and it’s a blocked shot and contact with his knee. Fingers crossed it’s not too bad.”

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