Mauricio Pochettino rules two more Chelsea players out of Tottenham clash as injury crisis grows

Mauricio Pochettino rules two more Chelsea players out of Tottenham clash as injury crisis grows

Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea face Tottenham on Thursday (Picture: YouTube)

Two more players have been ruled out of Chelsea’s Premier League matchup against Tottenham by manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Due to injuries, Chelsea has been without a number of their starting players in recent weeks, including Ben Chilwell, Raheem Sterling, Reece James, and Enzo Fernandez.

During his pre-Spurs press conference, Pochettino stated that he had “no good news” regarding injuries and that Thiago Silva and Axel Disasi would not be playing on Thursday night at Stamford Bridge.

Pochettino responded, “No good news because we cannot recall any players from the last [injury] list,” when asked about his squad’s status. Additionally, Disasi and Thiago must be added as they are unavailable for tomorrow.

When asked why Chelsea’s injury problems have been so severe this season, Pochettino responded, “I need to be honest. What I can say is that we have a new process.”

Of course, there are things we could do more effectively. However, there are numerous situations, making it challenging to sum up in a single word or sentence.

We have outstanding medical professionals on staff with a wealth of industry knowledge. Next season, we must improve and be better. However, I believe the quality is here; this does occur occasionally.

In addition, Ange Postecoglou confirmed on Wednesday that Ben Davies and Timo Werner will miss the rest of the season, meaning he will be without two important players against Chelsea.

Before traveling to Stamford Bridge, Tottenham is seven points behind fourth-place Aston Villa, but they have two games in hand over Unai Emery’s team. Tottenham lost 3-2 to Arsenal in their north London derby on Sunday.

In the rematch earlier in the season, Chelsea defeated Spurs 4-1, and Pochettino declared it was “special” to be back at his old team. Pochettino managed the team from 2014 to 2019.

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