Stricken Premier League champions Chelsea could be heading into their match against Watford with yet another player unavailable, with the Telegraph
The English midfielder joined the Blues from Everton last month for £15m, having gone up to that point without playing a single minute due to serious hamstring issues. And it is still unclear whether this latest injury is related or not.
Chelsea’s medical staff will assess the player ahead of the trip to Watford in order to determine whether or not he is indeed injured, per the report.
Antonio Conte will be unable to call on Alvaro Morata and Andreas Christensen, while Willian is also in need of an assessment before being thrust back into the squad after suffering a thigh injury last month.
New signings Olivier Giroud and Emerson Palmieri are described as lacking match fitness by the Italian manager and there’s no telling if they’ll feature.
Another hamstring injury within the squad ?? Ross Barkley is expected to miss Monday’s game against Watford after suffering a setback in training. #CFCpic.twitter.com/ojC8NZpW03
— Breathe Chelsea (@BreatheChels) February 3, 2018
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The Telegraph are also claiming that Conte is under scrutiny by the club as a result of the many injuries in the squad this season.