Chelsea, under the management of Mauricio Pochettino, has experienced a rocky start to the season.
Having gathered only eight points so far, the upcoming match against Burnley on Saturday is crucial for the team.
Pochettino’s reign at Stamford Bridge has seen its share of misfortunes, both in gameplay and circumstances.
The club’s significant investment, courtesy of Todd Boehly, hasn’t yet reaped dividends.
The Blues continue to grapple with the challenges from the previous season, especially their inability to maintain a winning streak and their lackluster performance in scoring.
With a tally of only seven goals, they currently rank among the bottom three in the English Premier League.
Compounding their on-field struggles, Chelsea is dealing with substantial injuries.
Reports from Premier Injuries indicate that 13 Chelsea players are currently sidelined due to injuries – the highest count in the Premier League.
This list includes Romeo Lavia, the former Southampton player. Lavia, who chose Chelsea over Liverpool, faced an unfortunate setback during one of his initial training sessions with the team.
He hasn’t been able to make his debut since.
The situation for Lavia remains grim, as revealed by Pochettino in a pre-match conference cited by Goal.
“Romeo still is not running, so I cannot tell you (when he’ll return),” he stated, confirming that Lavia wouldn’t be match-ready even post the international break.
This entire situation casts a shadow over Chelsea’s prospects, and fans may have to wait longer than anticipated to see new recruit Lavia donning the blue jersey.