Another Chelsea player picks up an injury as he “felt his Achilles”. Pochettino gives update on Trevoh Chalobah
The last thing Mauricio Pochettino and Chelsea need right now is another injury, especially to a centre back.
Having just lost Wesley Fofana for the long-term this season, there was another injury concern for defender Trevoh Chalobah last night.
Chelsea beat Wrexham 5-0 in their first pre-season friendly and Pochettino’s first game in charge, which was very refreshing.
However, Pochettino took questions on Chalobah after the game and confirmed that he felt his achilles and was subbed off for Marc Cucurella as a result.
As reported by Ben Jacobs, Pochettino said: “Chalobah felt his Achilles and we wanted to play with 11 rather than ten. That was it.”
On Reece James. “Reece is flying soon and he’s going to join the team…”
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) July 20, 2023
So it was very concerning to hear that. However, it might not be bad at all and in fact, Alex Goldberg, who has known connections to some of the Chelsea players, has played it right now in his tweet as seen below.
Trevoh Chalobah is fine by the way. Was just tired. No concern, no need to panic.
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) July 20, 2023
Seems quite reassuring, thankfully, from someone who will certainly know. Tiredness in muscles can sometimes feel like an injury, so let’s hope for the best on this one!