Chelsea could be without six players for their trip to Brentford due to Romelu Lukaku’s injury.
Chelsea play Brentford in a crucial match on Saturday, and they may be without record signing Romelu Lukaku and others.
Chelsea’s injury situation has worsened as the team suffered further bruises during the international break. And there’s reason to be anxious at Stamford Bridge with record signing Romelu Lukaku possibly missing Saturday’s trip to Brentford.
Chelsea has had an excellent start to the season, sitting atop the table with only three goals conceded in seven games.
With their solitary defeat coming at the hands of championship holders Manchester City, Thomas Tuchel has every reason to be hopeful about winning a sixth Premier League title.
The Blues’ star-studded roster ensures that even if a few players are injured, they can still field a team capable of winning the league.
But, with six of their finest players doubtful for the league leaders’ match against newly promoted Brentford in west London, it’s time to be concerned.
According to Tuchel, the greatest victim could be Lukaku, who is suffering from muscle overload.
“Romelu is experiencing muscle fatigue. I’m not sure how long it will take for me to recover “said the German.
“The two medical staffs have a great working relationship, and we both want the best for the player.”
It might mean Timo Werner starts up front, and despite Lukaku’s goal return being clearly greater, Werner’s comeback is not to be dismissed.
At Stamford Bridge, there could be a centre-back problem.
Antonio Rudiger is suffering from back problems, but if he passes a fitness test, he will play at the Brentford Community Stadium.
Thiago Silva is definitely out; he is on international duty with Brazil and will face Uruguay on Friday, just one day before Chelsea’s match against Brentford.
Reece James, meanwhile, is questionable after missing Chelsea’s last match against Southampton due to injury.
N’Golo Kante is another major omission. After contracting Covid-19, the Frenchman was ruled out against the Saints.
However, it remains to be seen whether he will be included in the group of people who have reservations about his overall fitness after his period of solitude.
Finally, Christian Pulisic will miss out due to an ankle injury incurred during the international break in September, despite the fact that the American has only made one Premier League start this season.
It will have to wait and see. “Brinkwire News Summary.”