December 29th (THEWILL) – Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino announced the signing of summer signings Romeo Rabia and winger Myhailo Mudryk after the Blues’ 2-1 win over Crystal Palace in the English Premier League. He expressed concern about the conditions.
After joining Stamford Bridge for £58m in the summer transfer window and being sidelined through injury for the first four months, Lavia finally made his long-awaited Chelsea debut as a second-half substitute against Palace. However, Pochettino is “a little worried” as the 19-year-old midfielder suffered from an unexplained problem by the end of the game and will be examined by a doctor.
Meanwhile, Mudryk, Chelsea’s big-money signing in January, was substituted with 20 minutes remaining due to an apparent injury. He is also due to undergo tests, adding to the Blues’ fitness concerns ahead of their final game of 2023 away to Luton Town on New Year’s Day.
“he [Lavia] I feel something is wrong,” Pochettino said. “I’ll have to check, but I hope not.” [serious]. I hope it’s not a big problem and he can play with us again. He’s an important player who will recover and it’s a shame we won’t be able to use him in the next few games.”
The Chelsea manager called the relegation-battling Hatters a “tough test” and demanded that his team match Luton’s workload and aspirations. “It’s going to be a good test for us. It’s hard to be consistent. For us right now, it’s about going out there and fighting first, being smart, being focused, and then trying to win the game.” ” he said.