The news that Raheem Sterling tore his hamstring against Manchester City has added to Chelsea‘s injury woes.
After being substituted early against his former team and joining Chelsea’s list of injured stars, Sterling underwent a scan yesterday.
The final tally against City was 10, with Christian Pulisic leaving the game with a knee injury after being struck by John Stones in a dangerous challenge. Mason Mount was unable to play because of an injury he sustained in practice.
Chelsea, who are now in 10th position and are 10 points behind Manchester United in fourth place, have now gone 8 games without a win in the Premier League.
Despite Chelsea’s dismal performance, manager Graham Potter still has the support of the team’s owners, who see him as a long-term choice and acknowledge that the team’s recent injury issues have hampered his ambitions for them.
One of the notable absences has been N’Golo Kante, 31, who has been sidelined since August due to a hamstring injury. However, Chelsea is hopeful that he will end speculation about his future by signing a new contract.
Kante’s contract expires this summer, and while he was manager, Thomas Tuchel acknowledged the Frenchman’s injury issues would have to be a consideration.
However, the negotiations have persisted and are moving closer to Kante signing an extension.