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Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino has mentioned that defender Ben Chilwell suffered a “dangerous damage” throughout the workforce’s Carabao Cup win in opposition to Brighton on Wednesday.

The west London membership, who’ve gained simply as soon as within the Premier League to date this season, secured a much-needed victory within the Carabao Cup, however the consequence got here at a value when Chilwell was compelled off with a hamstring damage in second-half stoppage time.

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“I believe it’s dangerous information, what the physician instructed me isn’t a very good factor. It seems a foul damage so we’ll assess within the subsequent days and we’ll see the interval he’s going to be absent from the squad,” Pochettino mentioned in a information convention forward of Chelsea’s Premier League match in opposition to Fulham on Monday.

“We’re actually unhappy concerning the information about Ben. The time[scale] is troublesome to say now. The physician will inform us and the membership will talk.”

Pochettino mentioned he’s extra optimistic concerning a few of the workforce’s different damage issues.

Midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka has not performed since Aug. 20 with a knee damage, however returned to coaching this week.

“I hope that possibly Carney, and naturally Noni [Madueke] additionally, after his situation when he got here again from the nationwide workforce, he is preparing.

“I hope that these two gamers will possibly be obtainable for choice on Monday.”

Chelsea have scored simply 5 targets within the Premier League to date this season and have failed to attain of their final three league video games.

Nicolas Jackson scored the one purpose of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup victory, however the ahead, who additionally scored Chelsea’s final league purpose again in August, is unavailable for the journey to Fulham due to suspension.

Pochettino mentioned he’s remains to be deciding on how finest to arrange his workforce to deal with Jackson’s absence.

“We’ve got a couple of choices, to play with a striker and with out a striker. We have to assess the entire squad after the sport, issues seem after 48 hours and we have to see how they’re and the way they get better from Wednesday,” he mentioned.

“An important factor is to adapt, the squad must discover a strategy to carry out, that’s a very powerful.”

Chelsea are in 14th place within the desk with 5 factors, with Fulham three factors forward in eleventh.

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