TREVOH CHALOBAH’s personal trainer has revealed the reason behind Chelsea’s current injury crisis.
He also branded the situation as an “absolute mess”.
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The Blues currently have 12 first team stars unavailable due to injury.
Out of the nine substitutes named by Pochettino at the Vitality Stadium, only Ben Chilwell had more than three league starts for Chelsea to his name.
Meanwhile, the likes of Chalobah, Romeo Lavia, Moises Caicedo, Marc Cucurella, Noni Madueke, Carney Chukwuemeka and club captain Reece James have also been ruled out at a crucial point in the season.
And trainer Ed Hodge, who works closely with Chalobah, has had his say on the club’s ongoing crisis.
In a now-deleted tweet showing what appeared to be a private Instagram conversation, Hodge revealed the reason behind all of the injuries at Chelsea.
He wrote: “Most of the injuries are because the players have been loading muscles time and time again without lengthening them simultaneously… then one lunge into a tackle, or a COD too rapidly and they’re injured.
“Hardly any of them do reformer Pilates or terrain work (i.e. stair sprints & hill sprints to strengthen knee ligaments).
“It’s an absolute mess at the moment, bro.”
Chelsea currently sit 14th in the Premier League table with just five points from five games.
The Blues have drawn two, lost two and won just one league match so far this season.
Speaking after Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Bournemouth on Sunday, Pochettino said: “We have had bad luck. We had 12 injured today, plus Noni [Madueke], [Marc] Cucurella and [Moises] Caicedo. Then we have three-four young guys and two keepers on the bench.
“Okay, am I going to cry, am I going to complain? I need to accept this, the challenge and keep being positive. Of course Bournemouth is a good team and is going to compete.
“Every team is going to compete and be difficult. Fair or not fair that is the circumstance we need to accept and we need to be positive, patient.”
GettyNkunku suffered a serious knee injury during pre-season[/caption]
GettySummer signing Lavia suffered an ankle injury last week[/caption]