Reece James, Raheem Sterling, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang won’t be available for Chelsea’s match against Leicester City on Saturday, according to manager Graham Potter. Graham Potter Confirms Triple Chelsea Injury Blow vs Leicester
With an amazing 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of their last-16 match, the Blues just advanced to the quarterfinal stage of the Champions League (2-1 on aggregate).
They will be looking to keep up their winning streak when they take on the Foxes at the King Power Stadium, but Potter has released some worrying information about three players in advance of the encounter.
Due to illness, James will sit out the match against the Foxes, and Raheem Sterling is questionable owing to a tight hamstring. Aubameyang, meanwhile, is dealing with a minor back issue.
Graham Potter Confirms Triple Chelsea Injury Blow vs Leicester
He stated to Chelseafc.com “Reece missed training today due to being sick, so he won’t play tomorrow. Raheem could barely feel his hamstring, which was more tense than anything else.”
“He therefore appears uncertain for tomorrow as well. Aubameyang has experienced a minor back issue, so once more it appears that he won’t play. Other than that, everything is OK.”
Chelsea just defeated Leeds United 1-0 at Stamford Bridge to get back to winning in the Premier League. In the second half, Wesley Fofana scored the game-winning goal.
Given that the Foxes have dropped their previous four games and have been weak defensively, the west London giants ought to enter tomorrow’s match as the favourites.