It’s a known fact that the festive period comes with a lot of injuries and fatigue emanating from the packed fixture schedule in this period and Chelsea have been a victim of this in the past couple of weeks as four out of their five central midfield options haves suffered from injuries.
Chelsea’s opponents this Saturday Leeds United are also in an injury crisis at the moment as coach Marcelo Bielsa confirmed earlier today the unavailability of five important members of his squad ahead of the trip to face Chelsea.
Spanish striker Rodrigo is one of the players ruled out as he’s been suffering from bilateral heel pain for some time. Hence, the player and medical staff of Leeds United have deemed it fit to reduce his activity for the time being, in order to aid his long-term recovery.
Robin Koch is also unavailable for Leed with an illness after overcoming a pelvic injury. So are Patrick Bamford, Kalvin Philips and Liam Cooper who all suffered injuries in last Sunday’s premier league game against.
The current situation now means former Man Utd winger Daniel James is expected to start upfront with all of Leeds’ striking options unavailable due to injuries.