Mauricio Pochettino, the head coach of Chelsea, has stated that he has not been permitted to use Trevoh Chalobah by the team’s medical staff. Chalobah, 24, is recovering from a long-term injury and hasn’t played a single minute this season.
The gifted player was raised in the Chelsea academy. He is a versatile defender who can play both center back and right back to a high degree. Though he stayed past the deadline, there were rumors that he might leave Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window.
Pochettino was asked about Chalobah’s fitness ahead of this Sunday’s Premier League match at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers. He’s really close. He’s trained really well. We need the permission of the medical area to have the possibility to be selected and be in the Chelsea squad. At the moment, we don’t have the permission,” Pochettino said, as quoted by Football.London.
Chelsea team news: Trevoh Chalobah fitness
When Chalobah is able to play once more, it will be a huge boost. It also sounds extremely near. Despite transfer interest, the defender was happy to stay with Chelsea past January, according to a recent claim made by journalist Ben Jacobs via X. He would then prefer to sign with a new European club.
“We won’t be shocked if these are his last few months wearing a Chelsea shirt because his sale would result in pure profit on the team’s books. While he is with us, we still believe he can assist the squad.”
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