Chelsea’s injury nightmare is ongoing.
Britain’s The Athletic reported on Tuesday (Nov. 10), “Dzissi has been ruled out of the French national team due to a quadriceps injury. According to the French Football Association, the player underwent tests at Chelsea shortly before joining the squad and the results confirmed a quadriceps tear in his left thigh. Disassi was selected in place of Dayo Upamecano but has been ruled out and Castello Rukeba has been called up in his place.”
The news of Dissassi’s injury was followed by another injury to Nicolas Jackson. The Senegalese Football Federation announced on Tuesday that “Jackson has been ruled out of the squad after suffering an injury during the A match.” According to Football London, “Jackson underwent minor wrist surgery. In the last two games, he has been wearing a wrist brace due to discomfort. This has left him out of the Senegal squad and he has opted to rest and recharge.”
After finishing 12th in the Premier League (PL) last season, Chelsea vowed to be different this season under Mauricio Pochettino. Pochettino made a number of changes to the squad, letting a number of players go and bringing in a number of new signings. Pre-season preparations were rocky. Injury after injury. Several players went down, starting with Christopher Nkunku.바카라
Captain Leicester James, center backs Wesley Fofana and Benoit Badiashil were among the injured, as were heavily recruited midfielders like Moises Caicedo and Romeo Rabia. Kani Chukwuemeka, who had shown flashes of brilliance at the start of the season, was also ruled out with an injury. With the squad devastated, Pochettino’s plans were thrown out of whack and the team struggled to start the season.
Now, as the injured are slowly returning, the injury nightmare is unfolding again. The loss of Ben Chilwell has hit the squad hard, followed by back-to-back injuries to Dissah and Jackson. Disassi was known as the Steel King during his time at AS Monaco and has anchored the Chelsea defense this season alongside Thiago Silva. His adaptability and defensive prowess earned him trust, but then he got injured.
Jackson, who came to Chelsea with the nickname of the next Didier Drogba, has been disappointed with his lack of goals despite his performances. He’s been scoring goals of late, but his wrist surgery has raised concerns about his fitness. Chelsea want to go up, but injuries are holding them back. Pochettino must be scratching his head.