Chelsea are facing an injury and suspension crisis ahead of their trip to Craven Cottage on Monday.
The Blues finally got some respite from their torrid run of results with a win over Brighton in the EFL Cup last night.
However, it may have come at a cost with Mauricio Pochettino’s side potentially losing more players to injury...
Ben Chilwell looks to have suffered yet another injury setback.
The defender was forced off with a hamstring injury against Brighton.
He is due to be assessed today but he seems unlikely to feature against Fulham.
Nicolas Jackson had his big moment yesterday in the cup as he netted the winning goal.
However, his fifth yellow card of the season last weekend means he is now suspended.
Pochettino will now have to find a new centre-forward for the weekend’s clash.
Malo Gusto is also suspended after he was shown a red card against Aston Villa.
He will miss three games having been shown a straight red card for his poor challenge on Lucas Digne.
Noni Madueke was left out of the squad against Brighton much to the surprise of most Chelsea fans.
It was assumed he was injured, however, Pochettino revealed he just simply wasn’t selected.
Reece James is close to making his return.
He is due back in training next week and is then targeting a return against Arsenal after the international break.
Other injured players include: Romeo Lavia, Wesley Fofana, Christopher Nkunku, Carney Chukwuemeka, Benoit Badiashile, Trevoh Chalobah, Marcus Bettinelli, Carney Chukwuemeka.
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