Mauricio Pochettino gives brutally honest stance on Chelsea medical staff

Current Chelsea rumors and news as Mauricio Pochettino responds to worries about the quantity of injuries the Blues have sustained this season

Mauricio Pochettino gives brutally honest stance on Chelsea medical staff

Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino (Image: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Coach Mauricio Pochettino has been upfront about Chelsea’s injury problems this year. The Blues are getting ready for their Premier League matchup against Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday night.

Chelsea, which currently sits ninth in the Premier League, is still hoping to make it to Europe in the coming weeks. Due to injuries, Pochettino’s team will be missing 13 players for the Stamford Bridge match against Spurs.

The most recent additions to the injury list are Thiago Silva and Axel Disasi, and the Blues have encountered this predicament frequently this season. Additionally sidelined for the Spurs game are Enzo Fernandez, Reece James, Ben Chilwell, Christopher Nkunku, Levi Colwill, Raheem Sterling, Malo Gusto, Robert Sanchez, Carney Chukwuemeka, Romeo Lavia, and Wesley Fofana.

And now, Pochettino has addressed the critiques leveled this season at the Blues medical staff. He has acknowledged that the team needs to make “improvement” in terms of player injuries.

In addition to praising the medical staff at Stamford Bridge this season, the Chelsea manager also speculated about the reason behind the team’s high injury toll. “I need to be honest. All I can say is that, being a new institute and a new process, of course we can do better,” he said.

“Everyone feels accountable. Then there are situations that arise that are hard to describe in words.

“We are attempting to get better. Our performance area coaching staff and medical staff are outstanding; we all have business experience.”

Chelsea enters its match against Tottenham on Thursday having just played to a draw with Aston Villa. Conor Gallagher and Noni Madueke’s goals at Villa Park gave the Blues a point, and they are still in the running for European football ahead of the hectic final stretch.


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