Chelsea latest injury update – Mykhailo Mudryk and Cole Palmer’s latest status
Chelsea gives crucial injury news ahead of Tottenham game with updates on Mykhailo Mudryk and Cole Palmer.
Chelsea have confirmed that Mykhailo Mudryk has returned to full first team training ahead of the trip to Tottenham on Monday. The 22-year-old missed both games in the last week against Blackburn and Brentford but is now in contention to be picked once more.
Mudryk was ruled out of the loss to the Bees late on after Mauricio Pochettino explained he and Enzo Fernandez had encountered knocks. “Both Enzo and Misha [Mudryk] felt something in training yesterday, small muscle injuries for them both,” he said on Saturday.
“We hoped they would be okay to be in the squad but unfortunately they aren’t quite ready. Neither of them are big issues but we didn’t want to take any risks.”
The Blues have now published their pre-match injury update and Mudryk is back in training after two games out and will still have the extra days over the weekend to recover. Chelsea travel to face their London rivals on Monday in an eagerly anticipated match but one that comes at an uncertain time for Pochettino.
His side have been poor at home this season, only winning once, but when it comes to playing against the bigger sides their record is slightly better. Both Liverpool and Arsenal have visited Stamford Bridge this season and not won as Chelsea earned two draws from those matches, games that they may well have won.
However, Spurs are unbeaten and will pose a different type of question for Pochettino and his men. The boss will have to work without Armando Broja, Trevoh Chalobah, Ben Chilwell, Carney Chukwuemeka, Wesley Fofans, Christopher Nkunku and Romero Lavia as well though as they make up the rest of a still lengthy injury list.
One boost other than Mudryk is that Cole Palmer appears to be fit. He was seen hobbling around in the final minutes of appearance against Blackburn after yet another stellar display. The 21-year-old was taken off before the end but that looked to be in order to get him a small rest and another standing ovation rather than being injury related.