More bad news for Chelsea…966 million MF suffers ankle injury ahead of debut
September 9, 2023 | by pondokslot.com
Chelsea have been hit with another injury blow, as £58 million signing Romeo Rabia, 19, has suffered an ankle injury in training and is expected to be out for an extended period.
Sasha Tavolieri, a journalist familiar with Belgian soccer news, said on social media on Monday (Aug. 8), “Rabia was injured in training. It could be a ruptured ankle muscle,” he said on social media.
The news is not good for Chelsea, who have struggled at the start of the season. With Christopher Nkunku (25), Wesley Fofana (22), and Kani Chukwuemeka (19) already sidelined with long-term injuries, it’s possible that the future of the midfield could join them 안전놀이터.
Rabia reportedly injured his ankle in training. He was on track to be ready to play, but the unexpected injury has thrown a wrench in the plans. As planned, Rabia was expected to make his Chelsea debut after the end of the A-match period.
Earlier, Mauricio Pochettino (51-Argentina) revealed that Rabia was not fit enough to play. Speaking at the pre-match press conference for the league’s third-round game against Luton Town, he said, “He needs a few weeks to be ready to join the team. He’s trying to catch up with his teammates.”
Currently, Chelsea’s midfield is dominated by Enzo Fernandez, 22, who is partnered by Moises Caicedo, 21, and Conor Gallagher, 23. The arrival of Rabiot, who impressed for Southampton last season, would have provided more stability in the middle of the park, but the Belgian international will be undergoing a rehabilitation process ahead of his debut.
The Belgian international is a midfielder who can be heavily involved in the play with his work rate and reliable passing from the back three. This, coupled with his excellent fundamentals, has seen him catch the eye of big clubs this summer. After a fierce bidding war between Liverpool and Chelsea, Chelsea emerged as the winners of the transfer battle, with the Blues spending big.