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Chelsea’s Injured XI Worth £385m as Moises Caicedo Becomes Latest Addition

Record Signing

Chelsea's record signing, Moises Caicedo, has joined the club's long list of injured players. Mauricio Pochettino had to rely on academy players on the bench during the match against Bournemouth due to the growing number of injuries.

Caicedo Out

Caicedo, a recent acquisition, missed the Bournemouth game and will be assessed before the match against Aston Villa.

Midfield Woes

The midfield is particularly affected, with another summer signing, Romeo Lavia, also out. The 19-year-old has yet to make his Chelsea debut and may be sidelined for an extended period due to an ankle problem.

Promising Starts

Youngsters Carney Chukwuemeka and Noni Madueke are also recovering from injuries but could make a return in the next few weeks. On the other hand, Christopher Nkunku is expected to be out until Christmas after undergoing knee surgery.

Defensive Troubles

At the back, injuries to Wesley Fofana, Benoit Badiashile, and Trevoh Chalobah have left Pochettino with limited options. Marc Cucurella also missed the Bournemouth game due to illness.

Good News

Despite the setbacks, there is some good news for Pochettino as Armando Broja is close to returning. However, precautions will be taken as the striker recovers from an ACL injury.

Injury Woes

Injuries have plagued Chelsea since the start of the season, with captain Reece James suffering yet another hamstring injury on the opening day against Liverpool. The club's expensive squad now faces numerous challenges across all departments on the pitch.

With a combined value of £385m, Chelsea's injured XI is not only a significant blow to the team but also a substantial financial loss. Pochettino will have to strategize and utilize his remaining fit players to navigate through this difficult period.

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