Chelsea have suffered another injury setback ahead of their match against Bournemouth.
Chelsea midfielder Romeo Lavia is set for at least six weeks on the sidelines due to an ankle injury sustained in training last week. Lavia has been working on his fitness at Chelsea’s training ground, Cobham, under manager Mauricio Pochettino.
An injury suffered a few days ago further delayed his introduction to the team. Lavia has undergone scans revealing ligament damage.
There are concerns that Lavia will be unavailable for at least a month and a half, potentially limiting his availability until after next month’s international break when Chelsea returns to action against Premier League London rival Arsenal on 21 October.
Lavia joined Chelsea in August and is still waiting to make his debut for the Blues.